Women, slums and urbanisation : Examining the causes and consequences
femme, bidonville, violence, urbanisation, migration urbaine, Mumbai, Colombo, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Accra, Nairobi, women, genre, gender, COHRE
The report focuses, in particular, on the experiences of women and girls living in slum communities throughout the world, premised on the idea that both the causes and consequences of urbanisation for women are, in fact, unique and deeply related to issues of gender. Unfortunately, the question of women’s migration to the cities has, for too long, remained largely under-addressed and unexamined.
A first of its kind, this COHRE report examines the worldwide phenomenon of urbanisation from the point of view of women’s housing rights.
Working across the Americas, Asia, and Africa, COHRE interviewed women and girls living in six global cities, representing some twenty different (and indeed, diverse) slum communities.