Gouvernement du Canada

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Gender, HIV/AIDS and Shelter Rights Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Rooftops Canada Foundation Inc.- Fondation Abri International
Acronyme : Rooftops Canada
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Rooftops Canada is the international development program of co-operative and social housing organizations in Canada. These organizations own and manage over 600,000 non-profit housing units across Canada, housing about two million people. Since 1984, Rooftops Canada has been working with partner organizations to improve housing conditions, build sustainable communities and develop a shared vision of equitable global development. Rooftops Canada's focus is on disadvantaged communities in Africa and Asia. Our work contributes to Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7, Target 11, which aims to improve the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020. Rooftops Canada's approach to housing is guided by a vision of integrated sustainable human settlements development. Rooftops Canada's development work links shelter to poverty reduction through sustainable economic and social development, environmental protection, respect for human rights, democratization and gender equality. This is done by increasing the capacity of overseas partner organizations to support low-income communities to improve their housing and human settlement conditions
Adresse : 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 313
Toronto, Ontario,
M5S 2T9
FAX: (416) 366-3876
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Personne ressource : Genevieve Drouin
Courriel : genevieve@rooftops.ca
Pays : Cameroun
Ville : Yaoundé
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : The Gender, HIV/AIDS and Shelter (GSH) project of CONGEH has been supported both by Rooftops Canada and by the Canadian High Commission's Gender and Development Fund. Following a positive project evaluation CONGEH plans to extend the successful GSH awareness campaigns and training programs. During 2007-08 CONGEH will integrate the experience of the Gender, HIV/AIDS and Shelter approach with the activities of their Land Consultation Clinic. The clinic defends the rights of communities and individuals facing evictions or other difficulties and aims to promote knowledge and experience on women's access to adequate land and housing.

In Canada
The internship is for six months entirely spent overseas and a five-day orientation session held in Canada before departure.

This internship will support and help expand the integration of CONGEH's Gender, HIV/AIDS and Shelter approach into the work of its Land Consultation Clinic, through the following activities:
-Assist with integrating gender and HIV/AIDS as cross-cutting themes in CONGEH's annual campaign on housing and land rights.
-Research national legislation and other legal documentation pertaining to housing and land rights, especially relating to women, and reinterpret for use in training and advocacy activities.
-Support the expansion of CONGEH's Land Consultation Clinic model among members of the Habitat International Coalition Women and Shelter Network in Francophone Africa (HIC WAS FA), an international land rights network based in part out of CONGEH's office.
-Contribute to the publication of CONGEH's newsletter Bâtir by co-authoring articles on issues related to the work of the Land Consultation Clinic.
Organisation d'accueil : Coalition des ONG et OCB du Cameroun oeuvrant dans le domaine des établissement humains
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : CONGEH is a coalition of NGOs founded in 1995 in cooperation with the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Habitat in Cameroon. It has grown into an independent coalition of approximately 30 NGOs and CBOs. These groups are committed to improving housing and human settlements conditions among the urban and rural poor in Cameroon. CONGEH carries out public awareness, local and regional networking activities. It also provides support, information and capacity building services to its members related to project funding, microfinance, fair trade, gender, HIV/AIDS and habitat. CONGEH operates a Land Consultation Clinic that assists communities, especially women, defend their rights to land.