pages-from-km10_women-and-girlsUrban poverty is becoming increasingly feminized1 - there are more women and girls, than men and boys, who live in poverty in urban centers around the world2.
• Slums and informal settlements are one of the most visible urban contexts highlighting female poverty, These settlements are characterized by a disproportionately highlevel
of female-headed households3, which means that women are more likely to experience the five household deprivations of slums and informal settlements4 and have their right to adequate housing5 violated.