Gender, Health, and Sustainable Development

Proceedings of a Workshop Held in Nairobi, Kenya, 5-8 October 1993

Publisher: Bernan Press

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ContributionsPandu Wijeyaratne (Editor), Lori Jones Arsenault (Editor), Janet Hatcher Roberts (Editor), Jennifer Kitts (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages296
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Open LibraryOL11268143M
ISBN 100889367132
ISBN 109780889367135

Sustainability and gender have been prominent on the development agenda since the s, but there has been little systematic study of the links between the two. This review draws on ecofeminist theory, feminist political ecology, intrahousehold literature, and natural resource management case studies and reviews to examine how gender shapes the motives, means, and opportunities for men and.   It also challenges goals to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 5 on gender equality, Goal 10 reduced inequalities and Goal 11 sustainable cities and communities. Most importantly, differences in gender roles and responsibilities have major implications for how social groups have access to and use planned public. In the early s, an interest in women and their connection with the environment was sparked, largely by a book written by Esther Boserup entitled Woman's Role in Economic Development. Starting in the s, policy makers and governments became more mindful of the connection between the environment and gender issues. Changes began to be made regarding natural resource and environmental. The panel will address the role and impact of development banks in achieving gender equality as described in Sustainable Development Goal 5 and in promoting inclusive and sustainable finance for.

A gender approach to health begins with the recognition of these differences and promotes the integration of gender as a social determinant of health into policy development, research, health services, resource allocation and project and programme planning, monitoring and implementation. The Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in , embody a roadmap for progress that is sustainable and leaves no one behind. Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is integral to each of the 17 goals. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to ‘ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’ (SDG3) is inextricably linked to gender equality (SDG 5), as is any progress towards universal health . Forests provide vital ecosystem services crucial to human well-being and sustainable development, and have an important role to play in achieving the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda. enhance or undermine the contributions of forests to climate and development. This book discusses the.

  The 19 commissioners of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development convened virtually on 27 October to agree on the major themes and roadmap that will guide their work under the chairmanship of Professor Mario Monti. Source: Report of the Secretary-General, "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals", E//66 Goal 2 aims to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by It also commits to universal access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food at all times of the year. This week, Africa Science Focus is in The Gambia, talking to women about how gender inequality is affecting their health. Across much of Sub-Saharan Africa, there are at least five times more male. Source: Report of the Secretary-General, "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals", E//66 Gender equality and women’s empowerment have advanced in recent decades. Girls’ access to education has improved, the rate of child marriage declined and progress was made in the area of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive.

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World Health Organization; Gender, health and the Sustainable Development Goals Veronica Magara a Gender, Equity and Human Rights, World Health Organization, avenue Ap Gen Switzerland.

Correspondence to Veronica Magar (email: [email protected]). Gender Equality and Sustainable Development calls for policies, investments and initiatives in sustainable development that recognize women’s knowledge, agency and decision-making as fundamental.

Four key sets of issues - work and industrial production; population and reproduction; food and agriculture, and water, sanitation and energy Cited by: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) address, among other global concerns: health and well-being for all (goal 3); gender equality (goal 5); and the reduction of inequality within and among countries (goal 10).

1 Gender refers to the socially-constructed characteristics of women and men, in all their diversity, while sex refers to purely. Get this from a library.

Gender, Health, and Sustainable Development: proceedings of a Workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya, October [P M Wijeyaratne; et al]. operation and Development (OECD) to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) and its cross-cutting work on gender.

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It draws on decades of research on child and gender development, and experiences of early childhood educators, pediatricians, and mental health professionals. From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals: Shifts in purpose, concept, and politics of global goal setting for development.

Gender & Development, 24(1), 43 – DOI: / Gender and Development: Concepts and Definitions Prepared for the Department for International Development (DFID) for its gender mainstreaming intranet resource by Hazel Reeves and And Sustainable Development book Baden February BRIDGE (development - gender) Institute of Development Studies University of Sussex Brighton BN1 9RE, UK Tel: +44 (0)   The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) address, among other global concerns: health and well-being for all (goal 3); gender equality (goal 5); and the reduction of inequality within and among countries (goal 10).

1 Gender refers to the socially-constructed characteristics of women and men, in all their diversity, while sex refers to purely biological by: The aim of this chapter is to rethink population so as to open up new socially just and gender-equitable pathways to sustainable development.

Population is never an easy topic. It elicits contentious debates about the relationships between humans and nature, men and women, old and young, rich and poor. UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITIES AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In SeptemberUnited Nations General Assembly Resolution 70/1 outlined the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs - a set of 17 goals and targets to advance sustainable development.

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Every month, the SDG Book Club uses books as a tool to encourage children ages to interact with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a curated reading list.

Pedagogical Resources. Girls Into Science- A training module on motivating girls to embark on careers in science and technology.; Chakra The Invincible- A comic adventure to support Sustainable Development Goal 5.; Little Leaders - Bold Women In Black History- Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world’s history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who.

This open access book analyses the interplay of sustainable development and human rights from different perspectives including fight against poverty, health, gender equality, working conditions, climate change and the role of private actors.

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It shows how pathways to achieve sustainable development and gender equality can be built through women’s collective action at the grassroots and supportive public investment and services.".

One of the main Sustainable Development Goals, set out in the United Nations' Agenda, seeks to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. But why is this goal regarded as indispensable to achieving sustainable development?According to UN data, 19% of women between 15 and 49 years-old say they had suffered physical or sexual violence – or both – at their hands of.

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Currently, the world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other — COVID is. The discussions leading up to the elaboration of a post development agenda and sustainable development goals, are good opportunities to include a gender perspective in the conceptualisation of the term sustainable development.

Achieving gender equity is critical to sustainable development. The report establishes a baseline for governments and policy makers to monitor and accelerate progress towards gender equality commitments in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs).

It identifies data gaps and underscores the necessity of heightened urgency to improve production and use of gender statistics for evidence-based SDG localization. is set to be a year of milestones for women, gender equity, and health. 5 years into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 10 years since the establishment of UN Women, 20 years since the landmark UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, and 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, is an important year for reflection, commitment.

Sustainable development with gender equality: definitions and concepts 26 D. Looking back, moving forward: learning from action on gender equality and sustainable development 27 E. Towards sustainable development and gender equality: implications for policy action 32 GREEN ECONOMY, GENDER EQUALITY AND CARE 38 A.

Introduction The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September Encompassing everything from health to gender equality and education, the Goals will mobilize efforts around the world to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.

The Book Club will. Gender equality can enable and even accelerate the achievement of all the SDGs. While gender equality is captured as a stand-alone goal (SDG 5), gender must be integrated across all the SDGs, and gender considerations must be included in all sustainable development work and climate action.

Research has found differences between women and men in some health indicators. Women’s life expectancy is higher than men’s, but research on differences in morbidity has proved less consistent than on the differences in mortality.

These differences vary in terms of the type of health indicator used, the life cycle period analyzed, and even the country where research is conducted. In this regard, the Agenda for Sustainable Development is more ambitious envisaging the eradication of poverty, the systematic tack-ling of climate change and building peaceful, resilient, equitable and inclusive societies.

The Agenda, unlike the MDGs, has a stand-alone Goal on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. This paper puts forward a ‘gendered pathways approach’, as a conceptual framework for addressing the interactions, tensions and trade-offs between different dimensions of gender equality and of sustainability.

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Understanding the gender-environment nexus is not only key to understanding social and environmental inequities and barriers to sustainable development, but to unlocking options for transformative action, as well. Data gaps at this nexus, however, are persistent.

In response, UNDP launched the global project Ending Gender-based Violence and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (). The initiative supports efforts to test new tools and approaches that reduce gender-based violence and intensify progress towards other development goals, such as health, social cohesion and economic empowerment.Climate Change Meningitis Health Education Human Capital Agricultural Productivity Tenure Security Maternal Health Care Disability Unpaid Care Work Gender Inequality Informal Employment Sustainable Development Rural-Urban Migration Child Obesity Patriarchy .Prior to the Johannesburg Summit, in Septemberpolitical leaders from around the world took an unprecedented step of setting concrete targets for millennium development goals (MDGs) related to the priority challenges of sustainable development, namely, poverty, hunger, education, gender, health, environmental sustainability, and a.