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Centering the Experiences of Urban Poor Women.

To put the experiences of women at the center of analysis, I started a project in 2020 to open a dialogue with poor women who live in urban ghettos and slums — to document their situations within the framework of livelihood approaches. Does poverty in cities affect more women than men? A lot of the […]

November 15, 2020

November 15, 2020

14 Min read time

Childhood innocence: An infant smiles against her hopeless urban poor mother. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

To put the experiences of women at the center of analysis, I started a project in 2020 to open a dialogue with poor women who live in urban ghettos and slums — to document their situations within the framework of livelihood approaches. Does poverty in cities affect more women than men? A lot of the […]

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

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 later return to the city.

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

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

The photographs below are just one episode.

What do you make of the smiling infant against her worried urban poor mother in the background? Childhood innocence?

Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

November 15, 2020

14 Min read time

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