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EQUAL ACCESS TO SERVICE OF HOUSING

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Dipublikasikan dalam : Proceeding "2nd International Seminar on Eco-Tropical Settlements

Green Infrastructure : a Strategy to Sustain Urban Settlements" ISBN :  978-602-8330-46-6

 

 

EQUAL ACCESS TO SERVICE OF HOUSING FOR WOMEN :

INPUTS TO PLANNING HOUSING STRATEGY (CASE STUDY : FISHERMAN HOUSING IN BANDENGAN REGION KENDAL MUNICIPALITY)

Mila KARMILAH1), Hermin POEDJIASTOETI2)

 

ABSTRACT. The issue of housing is one of the most fundamental issue in developing countries. Population explosion in the urban areas caused by large scale of migration leads to the need of affordable housing and other social services. The increasing urbanization has led to many more new slum-dwellers, meaning living in substandard housing (Todaro, 2000). World Bank findings from studies indicate that men and women value sanitation very differently. For women, since they are more personally concerned with these issues and more intimately involved in them with respect to their families, sanitation is often the second highest development priority. Settlement of fisherman in Bandengan is construct ed in 2002 to relocate some of fisherman from Kendal Riverbank. The strategy to enable slum dwellers to gain access to more than 40 housing units of 35 m square area each was funded by the governance of Kuwait. When the environment of the settlement grew uncontrolled, it was becoming dirty. Even more, there were no latrine or sanitation facilities at the settlement; instead, the villager would defecate in the nearby river (Kali Kendal). Unavailability of latrine in every house made it more difficult for people especially for women to defecate because women would wait until night falls. Such condition has existed for a long time. NGO has been trying to leverage the access of improved sanitation services especially for women. It has been known that woman will get biggest impact of latrine inexistence within doors. This is one of the many problems in services which have often not received adequate attention in planning housing strategies.

Gender equality needs to be promoted through recognizing that women are key providers of health and hygiene services to the family. This household-centered approach rather reverses the way in which planners and engineers view the situation, their starting point tends to be with centralized treatment and primary networks, rather than households.

 

Keyword : equal, gender, planning strategy

 

 

[1] Lecturer of Urban and Regional Planning Department of UNISSULA Semarang, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2 Lecturer of Environmental Engineering Department of UNISSULA Semarang, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it