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Key Messages for Participatory City-Wide Slum Upgrading: Strengthening the role of women and girls in participatory city-wide slum upgrading
Urban 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.