Women, Slums and Urbanisation: Examining the Causes and Consequences

A first of its kind, this COHRE report examines the worldwide phenomenon of urbanisation from the point of view of women's housing rights. 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. Activists and scholars alike have tended to overlook and neglect women's particular experiences within the context of ever increasing urban growth.