Women Transforming the Slums of their Cities

Hard Data & Rich Stories: Community Driven Data on Slums

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Quick Facts

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.

Latest Stories

Botswana Federation Launches Know Your City Campaign in Francistown

08 Feb 2017

In Francistown, Botswana the Federation has been working hard to establish a ...

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Ten Essentials of the New Urban Agenda

03 Feb 2017

This article was originally published on the IIED blog shortly before Prep ...

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Launch of Lusaka Water Security Initiative in Zambia

04 Jan 2017

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BREAKING NEWS: Ongoing Forced Evictions & Demolitions Leave Over 30,000 Homeless in Lagos' Waterfront Communities

10 Nov 2016

SDI has been receiving photos and videos all morning from our Nigerian feder ...

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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