Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World

Razavi, Shahra (under the direction of) (2005) Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World United Nations Research Institute for Social Development - UNRISD, France. ISBN 92-9085-052-3

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Abstract

Based on the findings of UNRISD ongoing gender research and over 60 specially commissioned studies, the report’s analysis is centred on the economic and political reforms of the 1990s. If most of these reforms did not directly address gender equality, they nevertheless received considerable scrutiny from a gender perspective. And whatever their intentions, they had significant and mixed implications for gender relations and women’s well-being. As its title alludes, achieving gender equality and gender justice will be very difficult in a world that is increasingly unequal. The report, which is divided in 4 sections (macroeconomics, well-being and gender equality; women, work and social policy; women in politics and public life; gender, armed conflict and the search for peace) presents strong arguments for why gender equality must be placed at the core of efforts to reorient the development agenda. Indeed, if some of the key contemporary challenges (economic growth and structural transformation, equality and social protection, and democratization) are to be met, this is essential.

Document Type:Book
Keywords:gender equality; justice; women and work; women in politics; women and armed conflicts; macroeconomic policies; UNRISD
Topics:Women’s empowerment and human development > Policies
United Nations Platform for Human Development > Other related UN Reports
Women’s empowerment and human development > Case studies
Women’s empowerment and human development > Conceptual issues
Deposited On:14 Apr 2010 19:28
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Corporate Authors:United Nations Research Institute for Social Development - UNRISD

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