oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Gender dimensions of the right to adequate housing from an international perspective 2

Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Throughout the world, women face entrenched barriers to the full enjoyment of their housing and land rights. These barriers are often rooted in systems of gender-based discrimination and prejudice, which undermine women's basic autonomy and impact negatively on their ability to realise the full range of their human rights on an equal basis with men. In much of the world, it is women's rights to housing and land that continue to be systematically denied. As such, gender is an essential lens through which the advancement of housing rights must be seen.

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