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Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Campaign

Menstruation has always remained a hushed up issue in Pakistan due to cultural constraints. As a result, the needs of women, especially in regards to sanitation, have never been brought to the fore-front. No relevant ministry from the Government of Pakistan is ready to take ownership and include MHM in their mandate. There is a dire need to “break the silence” around MHM in Pakistan through….

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Guidelines for Community Infrastructure

This guidelines provides some typical designs and cost estimates for some common kinds of community infrastructure to be reconstructed/rehabilitated in the country. The guidelines will help technical managers, engineers, sub engineers, communities and builders who are involved ….

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Guidelines for building flood resistant houses

UN-Habitat has prepared guidelines for flood resistant houses in local languages and distributed to the flood affected beneficiaries. By following the guidelines given in this booklet you can make your house flood and earthquake resistant…..

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Implementing with the community

UN-Habitat is implementing ‘Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery projects in four Provinces i.e Balochistan, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Punjab and Sindh early 2011 in the wake of the heavy monsoon rains of july 2010 that ravaged the entire country, affecting more ….

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Raffa the Rat – Story Book

Born in Pakistan, Raffa’s adventures, through the varying landscapes of his country began when he was 10 years old. A few years ago (October 8th, 2005), his country suffered from one of the biggest earthquakes that shook the mountainous regions of the North. The effects of the earthquake were felt thousands of kilometres away from the epicentre and the damage was widespread. Situated in ….

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UN-Habitat is the United Nations agency for human settlements mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat is currently working in more than 60 countries around the globe, focusing on the provision of technical assistance in areas of governance, land and property rights…



In the wake of the 2010 floods in Pakistan, up to 20 per cent of the land mass of the country was flooded. 100,000 square kilometres of flooded land affected more than 20 million people. In response to this natural calamity, UN-Habitat, with generous funding from the Government of Japan, launched the ‘Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery Project’, which was an …..



This Manual is an introduction to some of the principal concepts and institutions relating to the land administration system in Pakistan. It also highlights the basic problems that arise from the operation of this system and how a common man can find the solutions to land related issues. It has been designed for use by the common man, may it be a land owner or ….





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