State of the Urban Poor Report 2015: Gender and Urban Poverty

ISBN : 9780199466719

Government of India, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
280 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Feb 2016
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It is increasingly being recognized that effective management of the urbanization process across India is going to be imperative to ensure equitable and sustained development. Economic growth and gender equality are positively correlated. Although gender issues have been widely debated in the context of urbanization and urban poverty alleviation policy framework, it has yet to be addressed perceptibly. Encapsulating insightful policy recommendations exclusively on urban poverty and gender issues is the need of the hour for successful implementation of existing programmes, alongside keeping tabs on emerging issues relevant to the India Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. The State of the Urban Poor Report 2015 has been envisaged keeping in mind the critical need to examine gender issues relevant to urban poverty alleviation practices and mechanisms, as well as to find ways of bringing gender sensitivity into the urban management practices in India. The papers in this volume focus on themes such as dimensions of urban poverty; current urban poverty alleviation approaches; gender, shelter, and property rights; urban livelihoods; ensuring urban safety through gender sensitive approach; and access to basic urban services through gender perspective.


List of Tables and Figures
1. Gender Perspectives in Addressing Urban Poverty: Indias Efforts Nandita Chatterjee
2. Urban Poverty in the 21st Century: A Gender Perspective Rachel Masika and Nicola Chanamuto
3. Urban Development and Urban Poverty Reduction Approaches: Gender Implications and Development Outcomes Rita Afsar
4. Untapped or Unusable Resource: Issues with Female Workforce in Urban India Mahalaya Chatterjee
5. Womens Rights to Adequate Housing, Land, and Property in Urban India Shivani Chaudhry
6. Womens Entitlements to Housing Security in Urban India Darshini Mahadevia
7. Embedding Gender Resource Gap Differential in Planning to Address Issues of Access, Ownership, Safety and Equality for the Urban Poor Shivani Bhardwaj, Rajashree Ghosh and Sunita Kotnala
8. Gender and Inclusion: Lessons from the BSUP Sub-mission of the JNNURM Diana Mitlin, Gayatri Menon and Sundar Burra
9. Reaching Basic Services to the Urban Poor with a Gender Lens: Experiences of the Self-Employed Womens Association Mirai Chatterjee
10. Malaysian Women in the Workforce and Poverty Eradication: Economic Growth with Equity Shanthi Thambiah
11. The Feminization of Poverty: Lessons from the American Experience Diana M. Pearce
12. Gender, Urban Poverty, and Social Protection: Lessons from Latin America M. Molyneux, N. Jones, and M. Stavropoulou
13. Services for Whom?: A Gender Approach to Community Upgrading Giovana Beltrão
14. The Gendered Dimensions of Urban Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan and Musabi Muteshi
15. Safety Matters: A Report of Womens Safety Audits Conducted in Urban Slums in Madhya Pradesh Asmita Basu
16. Sexual Violence: Interface between the Public and the Private Flavia Agnes and Audrey DMello
Notes of Contributors

About the author: 

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is the apex authority of Government of India at the national level to formulate policies, sponsor and support programme, coordinate the activities of various Central Ministries, State Governments, and other nodal authorities, and monitor the programmes concerning all the issues of urban employment, poverty, and housing in the country.; Om Prakash Mathur is a Distinguished Professor of Urban Economics at the National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, India. He has held the IDFC Chair in Urban Economics and Finance at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi for over 15 years.

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