Written by Gillian Schutte
Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00
Womens' sense of dignity compromised by lack of basic services
A trip into any of the hundreds of informal settlements in South Africa is a brutal reminder of the need to highlight issues such as the absence of basic services for women living in impoverished conditions.
Women struggle against the diseases that flourish in areas that offer virtually no services.
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This clip is from the documentary Transforming informal settlements - The Grootboom case, and The forgotten place. It looks at the particular impact poverty and lack of services has on women.