n Institute of African Studies Research Review - Women's household environmental caring roles in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area : a qualitative appraisal

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0855-4412



Women play key roles in the care and management of the home and in environment affecting heath risks and family well being. Results from a qualitative survey in Accra indicate that environment problems in and around the homes are a particularly serious health burden for women and children, escalated by poverty. These issues warrant more attention in environmental debates and programs. Improvements need to come with better economic conditions and improved services, but also through changes in gender relations to the advantage of women. Such changes will improve power relations.

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