DW AngolaLuanda Peri-Urban Household Gender Profile 2001 - 2002

Luanda Peri-Urban Household Gender Profile 2001 - 2002

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The research for this Gender and Household Profile was carried out by Development Workshop with financial assistance and methodological advice from UNICEF Angola. DW, who has been working in Angola since 1981, has successfully implemented programmes in Luanda and Huambo peri-urban areas to improve access to basic services, build local partnerships and strengthen organisational skills of the communities by giving them experience in engaging with local government.

The study provides DW and its partners (such as UNICEF) with a better understanding of gender issues in the peri-urban bairros of Luanda. This profile aims to present findings from research on the living conditions of households, both those headed by women and by men, in Luanda peri-urban areas, paying particular attention to children’s human development. Special attention in this profile is given to gender: there is a need to assess whether the impoverishment process is affecting women and men the same way, and if there is any association between female household headship and transmission of disadvantages to children.

The overall objective of this study was to generate empirical data on the situation of children in different household types, and to improve the understanding of the living conditions of households headed by women and men in Luanda peri-urban area. The findings presented in this profile should provide DW (and local and international partners such as UNICEF) with insights for addressing gender issues in their existing and future development interventions in peri-urban areas.


Luanda Peri-Urban Gender & Household Profile Final Report

Monday, 1 July, 2002
This study presents quantitative and qualitative findings gathered in the peri-urban areas of Luanda from December 2001 to January 2002 by Development Workshop.  The study aimed to trace the profile of households encountered in the area with a particular attention to female-headed households.  The attention given to gender is due to the few existing studies in this area and the...

Luanda Peri-Urban Household Gender Profile Proposal

Friday, 30 November, 2001
The aim of the proposed project is to explore some of the effects of civil war on different household types in one of Luanda most populous peri-urban area. The project will assess how households headed by women and men respond to adversity and secure their livelihoods in an environment of conflict, economic decline and social disparities.  More specifically, this project will provide...