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Special Rapporteur on Housing Report to the UN General Assembly 2016 - Housing as a Human Right - Multiple Women's Issues

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON ADEQUATE HOUSING AS A COMPONENT OF THE RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE STADARD OF LIVING, AND ON

THE RIGHT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION IN THIS CONEXT – Website - http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Housing/Pages/HousingIndex.aspx

Press Release - http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20673&LangID=E

“Will the Habitat III New Urban Agenda address housing as a HUMAN RIGHTS issue, and offer a compass that shifts the focus to the poor and marginalised, especially to persons with disabilities, older persons, women, homeless people, internally displaced persons, minorities, indigenous peoples, migrants, and refugees, those who are often marginalized, excluded and left behind?”

Access to the Full 24-Page Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, to the UN General Assembly 2016

Go to Website http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?si=A/71/310 and in the right side column (Documents), click on the UN Official Language Translation of choice.

“The interim findings of a study undertaken in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, for example, showed that homeless women can expect to live for just 43 years, compared to 80 years for women in the general population.”…… Homeless people are subject to constant intimidation, discrimination and harassment……. Homeless women often have their children taken away from them by government officials on the basis that they cannot provide them with a life of security and dignity…….”

“The most recent estimates available indicate there may be 100 million children living in the streets.8 This is the result of dire situations: abuse at home, extreme poverty, family break-up, and displacement or homelessness…….In several studies, children in street situations express a grave bleakness about their lives, indicating that they feel they have no future at all.”……

“For women and children victims of domestic violence the home ceases to be the safe haven it is meant to be and becomes the most dangerous place, in some cases leading to their death.30 Factors such as overcrowded residences, poor habitability and lack of accessible services (water, electricity and sanitation) increase the incidence of domestic violence. Many women in such situations are unable to remove the perpetrator from the house, owing to a lack of family, community and State supports. Further, many women are prevented from leaving violent situations because alternative housing and financial supports are unavailable. Those who do manage to leave home become vulnerable to homelessness and consequently may suffer further violence.”……

Извор: WUNRN – 25.10.2016

 

 

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