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close this bookFocus on Women (HABITAT, 1991, 28 p.)
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Overview from the regions

The general picture emerging from UNCHS (Habitat) regional seminars in relation to housing policy, land, finance and construction is that poor women face a global problem: they remain unrecognized - and hence marginalized - in development planning despite their immense contribution to national economies and to the subsistence of families and communities.