Women Transforming the Slums of their Cities

Hard Data & Rich Stories: Community Driven Data on Slums

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26,4% of the settlements surveyed have no clinic or hospital.

The issue most often listed as a top priority in the settlements surveyed is water & sanitation.

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Follow the 2019 Community-Led Habitat Awardees

10 Feb 2020

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SDI at WUF10

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SDI is participating in 25+ events at the upcoming World Urban Forum 10 ...

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Nigerian Navy Forcibly Evicts Thousands from Okun Ayo & Tarkwa Bay Communities in Lagos

22 Jan 2020

22 January 2020 Lagos, Nigeria JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: NIGERIAN NAVY ...

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SDI Rituals: Profiling & Enumeration through the Vusi Ntsuntsha Project

05 Nov 2019

A piece written by Camila Yanzaguano, Erica Levenson, Manuela Chedjou, w ...

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"SDI empowers women to speak about their needs."

- Khadija Kingi, Homeless, People's Federation of Tanzania

"SDI – a group of countries working together. If we were just one country, we would not achieve that."

- Sazini Sdlovu, Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation

"Data collection assists in ensuring that the data will reflect the situation on the ground and will also assist government and community members in planning for better services and upgrading."

- Mama Edith Mbanga, Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia

"We have decision making powers now. This is true in Uganda and also across the network."

- Hassan Kiberu, National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda

"Before I joined the federation, I was just a normal woman sitting around. Now men ask me for help!"

- Victoria Kossam, Homeless People’s Federation of Malawi

"I am poor, but rich in mind."

- Alexander Mbarimuuo, Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia

"Joining the federation was like starting life."

- Patrick Matsemela, Federation of the Urban and Rural Poor, South Africa