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Title:A House of My Own: Women's Housing Strategies in Site and Service Areas in Gaborone, Botswana
Author:Larsson, AnitaISNI
Year:1990
Periodical:African Urban Quarterly (ISSN 0747-6108)
Volume:5
Issue:3-4
Period:August-November
Pages:285-290
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
Subjects:female-headed households
dwellings
Urbanization and Migration
Women's Issues
Cultural Roles
Family Life
Development and Technology
urbanization
gender
women
housing policy
Gaborone (Botswana)
Abstract:This article focuses on the achievements of women householders in Gaborone, Botswana, and their building activities in site and service areas. At least one third of households in Botswana are headed by women and their proportion in urban site and service areas corresponds to the national average. The article also discusses the background of women householders, their strategies for building a house and the constraints they meet in their efforts. The author emphasizes the fact that women householders are more concerned about providing housing for the family than men. It is also very important for women to acquire 'a place of their own'. Such a dwelling is much more than just a place to live. It offers both short and long-term security in the urban environment. Note, ref., sum.
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