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Slums or Formal Housing? Looking through urban women’s eyes

June 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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Sustainability issues are at the forefront of our current concerns. However, something that is considered less frequently within this context is the importance of gender equality in reaching sustainable development goals.

In this enlightening talk, human geographer Anika Haque of the University of York addresses this issue. In particular, she discusses the ways in which cities in the Global South demonstrate the structural marginalisation of urban women.

Not only do these women largely lack access to urban services and infrastructure – their basic citizenship right – their needs and aspirations are barely considered or reflected in decision-making and policy making processes. This leads to a large gap between the perception of decision- and policymakers on the one hand, and the lived reality of urban women on the other.

Using a case study on the slum rehabilitation housing scheme in Mumbai, India, Anika will also tell the stories of two women – one who remains trapped in the poverty cycle, while the other managed to escape it.

Join us for an opportunity to learn about a crucial, often neglected aspect of one of the most pressing issues of our time.

This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You will receive a link to join a couple of days before the event and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

About the speaker

Anika Haque is an Assistant Professor in Human Geography and Environment at the University of York. Her research is interdisciplinary and situated at the intersection of society, development and governance. Anika is particularly interested in the everyday and embedded structural inequalities at city level. Much of her research over the last decade has focused on cities around the Global South. Her research addresses the intersection of various sustainable development goals, namely climate action (goal 13), gender and economic inequality (goal 5 and 10), sustainable cities and communities (Goal 11) and energy access (goal 7).


June 6, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Anika Haque


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