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Urbanization, gender and urban poverty: Paid work and unpaid carework in the city

Thursday, March 1, 2012

This collaborative working paper discusses hidden dimensions of urban poverty, and the different ways in which they impact men and women. This gender perspective supports a broader understanding of urban poverty that stretches beyond income to include domestic and care responsibilities, dependency and powerlessness. More

State of the world population 2007: Unleashing the potential of urban growth

Monday, January 1, 2007

By 2030, towns and cities will be home to almost 5 billion people. The urban population of Africa and Asia will double in less than a generation. This unprecedented shift could enhance development and promote sustainability – or it could deepen poverty and accelerate environmental degradation. Women's empowerment and well-being are the pillars of sustainable cities. More

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