MHT is proud to be recognized by COP28 UAE as Climate Actionists

AI for a Greener Planet: How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionising Climate Change Solutions

By Bijal Brahmbhatt, Executive Director at Mahila Housing Trust and one of the key partners of Ellara Bengaluru-Oct 27, 2023

Air equity: Women construction workers must be equal stakeholders in solutions

Blog by Mahila Housing Trust and Help Delhi Breathe for Clean Air Fund August 2023

Women’s Collective Power: Driving Responsible Urban Development

By Bijal and Chirayu Brahmbhatt | August 1st 2023 |


Where Urban Meets Innovation: MHT’s Article published in E-Governance Magazine on

Page 33 and 34, Special Issue June 2023 E-Governance Magazine (Egov.) #urban20 (Volume 19, Issue 9)

A Podcast: People Fixing The World

As climate change leads to global temperature rises, cities around the world are being faced with extreme levels of heat. This can bring whole cities to a halt, disrupt key infrastructure, and for the most vulnerable in society heat can be a killer., 27 Jun 2023

The white roofs cooling women’s homes in Indian slums

Article Published on BBC Future Planet, 28 June 2023

Mobilising women in construction to campaign for clean air

Mahila Housing Trust supported 75 women in construction to raise awareness of dirty air’s toll on their health and communities, while demanding action from local authorities. March 2023

Jobs and Skilling Landscape for Women Construction Workers in India published by

MHT’s Case Study on “Karmika School of Construction Workers: in the Study titled: Jobs and Skilling Landscape for Women Construction Workers in India published by #INHAF, February 2023

A Handbook on De constructing Climate Change & Heat Stress for the Urban poor

This handbook was compiled by Integrated Design (INDÉ) as a part of the project titled ‘Community based Climate Action Plan in Urban Poor Settlements of Bhopal’ funded by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), Elrha . The partner for the project was Gujarat Mahila Housing Trust (MHT). We acknowledge the support of Elhra and its partner organisation SEEDS, India (Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society) in carrying out the project.

Why innovative cool roofing is becoming popular among Ahmedabad’s urban poor

DTOE | May 2022 | The city’s residents strategically use shade, ventilation and building materials to keep their homes comfortable; and it does not cost the earth

It’s Severely Hard to Breathe’: Delhi’s Women Construction Workers Fight Pollution

A survey shows that 94 per cent of women construction workers never raise their voices against air pollution at their workplace for fear of losing their jobs. But they continue to be the party most affected by rising dust levels in the capital.

Meet the women fighting air pollution in Delhi’s slums

By Vandana K Contributor September 28, 2022 | NEW DELHI

How a touch of white is helping the poor stay cool in a heatwave

by Ketaki Desai | Times Of India | May 5, 2022

Writing on the wall: Deconstructing plight of women workers in Delhi

by Shinjini Ghosh |  Times Of India | March 16, 2022

The things women construction workers wish they could change

by Sri Krishna | Citizen Matters | | February 02, 2022

Climate emergency: Keeping homes cool on a warming planet

by The Green Fence podcast | January 27, 2022

Time To Put The Furthest First In Delhi’s Air Pollution Conversation

by  Bijal Brahmbhatt | India Times | December 22, 2021

As Temperatures Soar, Philanthropy Can Power up South Asia’s Cooling Innovators

By Ed Dean | Director of Business Development at Ashden | December 12, 2021

Audio podcast: ‘Air pollution affects women more, especially the most poor’

by Ashraf Engineer | All Indians Matter | December 1, 2021

The number of new respiratory patients increased by 10%

by Nisha Sinha | Dainik Bhaskar | November 21, 2021

Keeping homes cool as the planet heats up

by Deutsche Welle (DW) | November 19, 2021

Delhi: Women construction workers bear ailments as occupational hazards

by Ambika Pandit | The Times of India | November 8, 2021

What ‘work from home’ means for women in informal settlements 

by Aditi Murthi | Citizen Matters | September 24, 2021


by PreventionWeb | September 1, 2021

Work at Dhal Ni Pole featured!

by Gujarat Samachar | June 20, 2021

Understanding the COVID-19 second wave in urban Gujarat

by Bijal Brahmbhatt | Indian Development Review | | June 15, 2021

Public scheme, private risk

by Bijal Brahmbhatt | Indian Development Review | June 9, 2021

Enough Heat 

by Sarita Santoshini | Enough | April 8, 2021

Women change makers’ story 

by Naresh Makwana | Abhiyan magazine | March 20, 2021

Roti, kapda & makaan. But no water… until now

By Jasjeev Gandhiok | The Times Of India | December 14, 2020

How Fahmidaben found her voice – and helped her neighbours

By Ashish Mehta | GOVERNANCE now | December 7, 2020

The City Makers is an empowering tribute to women reshaping urban India

Chintan Girish Modi | Money Control | November 28, 2020

They Built Us our Cities

By Roshini Suparna Diwakar | The Indian Express | October 26, 2020

Because everyone deserves a home 

By Meeta Rajivlochan | The Tribune | October 25, 2020

In Indian cities, the quest for dignity

By Renana Jhabvala | Hindustan Times | October 21, 2020

From joblessness to entrepreneurship amidst COVID_19 crisis, an Indian slum woman shows the way

By Naresh Makwana | Abhiyaan Gujarati Magazine | October 17, 2020

How women in a slum in Ahmedabad adopted energy-efficient practices

By Renana Jhabvala and Bijal Brahmbhatt | | October 8, 2020

Micro loans, mega gains

By Amita Bhaduri | India Water Portal | July 11, 2018

Whose heritage is it anyway?

By Parth Shastri | TNN | | July 05, 2018

Gujarat: Long before govt, slum dweller began Jal Sanchay

By Gargi Raval | DNA India | May 26, 2018

Can’t get enough of heritage!

By Ahmedabad Mirror November 27, 2017

Pol women restore legacy connect to Ahmedabad kids

By Niyati Parikh | TNN | November 26, 2017

How Delhi slums can fight climate change

By Pratibha Singh | Down To Earth | November 15, 2017

Women Lead The Change In Delhi, Ahmedabad Slums

By Thomson Reuters Foundation August 21, 2017

Mahila Housing Trust will train NGOs to fight summer heat

By Niyati Parikh | TNN | March 26, 2017

The Power of Women’s Collectives

By Vishal Kapoor | Stanford Social Innovation Review | February 15, 2017

Slum-free cities? How the women of Ahmedabad led a housing revolution

By Carlin Carr | The Guardian | April 14, 2016