Relaunch | Women and Human Settlements: A Global Exchange Space
The Huairou Commission is thrilled to announce the launch of the new and improved Women and Human Settlement (WAHS) web portal at www.womenandhumansettlements.org, a collaboration between the Huairou Commission and UN-HABITAT. WAHS is a global exchange space for community-based organizations, researchers and international development practitioners at large to share experiences, tools and local knowledge relating to women and development.
The new redesign of the site, originally launched in 2010, is the result of months of revisioning that incorporates the feedback of users over the last year. With the help of a new web developer, Svaha LLC, the new web portal not only exceeds the functionality of the old, but expands upon the site's original vision, becoming a true social networking space for grassroots development practitioners and their allies. In addition to a new, fresh design, users will benefit from the ability to:
* Debate topics in designated forum spaces
* Create their own organizational websites within the larger WAHS site
* Interact with other users through private messages
The expanded functionality of the portal better achieves its original objective of being an easily navigable space where users with various levels of media literacy can discuss ideas and promote their development practices.
This video tutorial provides a step-by-step guide to the main features of the new WAHS site, including how to become a new member:
The Get Started Here box on the front page provides further explanation on various aspects of the site and their purpose.
Please visit www.womanandhumansettlements.org to join the global exchange!