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Gendering the Urban Social Movement and Public Housing Policy in São Paulo

Latin American Perspectives


Gendering the Urban Social Movement and Public Housing Policy in São Paulo

Une publication de Madame Charmain Levy (Directrice du GREPIP), Anne Latendresse, Marianne Carle-Marsan

A deteriorating economic scenario, a critical mass of unmarried female heads of households, and the institutionalization of the São Paulo housing movement in the 2000s contributed to women’s taking on a new public role within the movement. The strong presence of women at different levels of this social movement was a necessary but not determining factor in generating public awareness about gender-differentiated needs and claims for access to housing. Female leadership and a strategic alliance with the women’s movement and with nongovernmental organizations and local elected officials contributed to the development of gender-specific public housing policies.

Consultez cet article par ici : Urban Latin America Part 3 : Planning Latin American Cities : Housing and Citizenship



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