Posted by in on November 11, 2012

Women and the Right to Adequate Housing

This UN report reviews international and national policies and legislations on women’s rights in the area of housing. Discriminatory practices are illustrated, and the obstacles women face in obtaining adequate housing are highlighted. Special attention is paid to women who face multiple barriers to securing housing because of their sexual orientation, marital status, etc. The link between violence against women and inadequate housing is explored. General recommendations are provided for advancing women’s rights to adequate housing.