The right to adequate housing is “the right of every woman, man, youth and child to gain and sustain a secure home and community in which to live in peace and dignity.” The housing situation in Africa is particularly difficult compared to other regions of the world. Poverty, no access to employment, no access to water or electricity make it a challenge for many people to live in dignity with an adequate standard of living. The problem is most obvious in urban areas, where slums are growing in size and number largely due to rural-urban migration. People in rural areas also lack access to adequate housing. In particular, there is a dire shortage of affordable building materials and very little access to services.
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) can made significant efforts to empower communities to enable them to take action to improve their housing
conditions. In conjunction with the Main Book, this booklet explains how this can be done.
|Topic:||Housing & Land & Property|
|Author:||Amnesty International Dutch Office, Hakijamii Economic and Social Rights Centre|
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