MUNTAKA CHASANT
PEOPLE & STORIES
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Centering the Experiences of Urban Poor Women.

To put the experiences of urban women at the center of analysis, I started a project in 2020 to open a dialogue with urban poor women — to document their conditions within the framework of livelihood approaches. I’m hoping to capture an up-close account of their everyday encounters, struggles, and aspirations. Does poverty in cities […]

November 15, 2020

An infant smiles against her hopeless urban poor mother. Copyright © Muntaka Chasant.

To put the experiences of urban women at the center of analysis, I started a project in 2020 to open a dialogue with urban poor women — to document their conditions within the framework of livelihood approaches. I’m hoping to capture an up-close account of their everyday encounters, struggles, and aspirations. Does poverty in cities […]

To put the experiences of urban women at the center of analysis, I started a project in 2020 to open a dialogue with urban poor women — to document their conditions within the framework of livelihood approaches.

I’m hoping to capture an up-close account of their everyday encounters, struggles, and aspirations.

Does poverty in cities affect more women than men?

A lot of the urban poor residents in Accra practice oscillating mobilities. They regularly leave for their rural hometowns and return to the city after months and years.

Economic, reproductive health outcomes and gender-based violence always came up as some of the factors that shape these rhythmic mobilities.

Why do they periodically leave and return to the city despite the harsh living conditions?

Below are some of these encounters:

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