Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, A/HRC/7/16, 13 February 2008
III. THE REALIZATION OF THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE HOUSING FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS
A. Women and adequate housing
39. There is an urgent need to address multiple forms of discrimination that women face on grounds including race, class, ethnicity, caste, health status, disability, income, sexual orientation, and other factors. An intersectional approach to gender discrimination is essential to address the multiple forms of discrimination faced by women.  Other categories of women may face further discrimination due to their status, including women affected by domestic violence, women in rural and remote areas, women affected by HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, women with newborn children, and single women, including single mothers.
Link to full text of the report: Report-SRHousing-2008-eng