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

SDI at CBA14: Claiming Space for Communities

17 Sep 2020

From 21 - 24 September, a delegation of SDI slum dweller leaders ...

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KYC.TV Online Training: Lessons Taught and Lessons Learnt

03 Sep 2020

Towards a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for and by youth in slums ...

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News Release: Cities Alliance supports SDI affiliates to address Covid-19 crisis

03 Aug 2020

SDI is excited to announce the below partnership with Cities Allian ...

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New narratives for a 'new normal'

29 Jul 2020

This post originally featured on the IIED blog.  By Sheela Pate ...

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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