The Global Goals for Sustainable Development recognise that the achievement of equitable and transformative development will not be possible if women continue to be denied their full human rights and access to equal opportunities. This is certainly true, but critical questions remain and have been integral to the discussions of the link between sustainability and women’s empowerment at CSW60 over the past week: How will this change happen? Who is accountable?
Nijera Kori, a non-governmental organisation in Bangladesh, works to organise poor and marginalised landless communities to claim economic justice through securing access to land set aside for their use by government (khas land). However, deeply entrenched patriarchal practices and norms restrict women from claiming direct access to land, for example being excluded from title deeds and inheritance.
At the end of the day, the goal of most activists, whether they find themselves in civil society organizations (CSOs), UN Agencies or in academic and research institutions, is to see the work they do become integrated into national and public policies. As activists, we know this because we’ve been advocating for years to redefine manhood, in ways that promote, rather than discourage men’s health.
Over the past two decades, gender inequality has been identified as a key determinant for women’s and girls’ vulnerability to HIV and gender-based violence (GBV). In Sub-Saharan Africa, the evidence shows that women’s HIV and GBV risk is heightened and sustained because of a host of individual, social, and structural factors, which include shared community norms which reinforce restrictive gender roles and male dominance in relationships.
As the international community concerned with gender equality is gearing up to the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York in mid-March, the priority theme this year is ‘women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development’.
Subido originalmente en ingles en el Engendering Men: Evidence on Routes to Gender Equality (EMERGE) blog. Traducción revisado por Douglas Mendoza.
In the fourth EMERGE blog, Alexa Hassink describes the successes, challenges and complexities behind the MenCare campaign in Latin America.
In this third blog in the EMERGE series, Erin Stern discusses the work of Kembatti Mentti Gezzimma in Ethiopia, which includes involving men and boys in efforts to abandon female genital mutilation/cutting.
This blog is the second in a series of blogs from partners in the EMERGE project on work with men and boys for gender equality. The blogs will be published regularly in the run up to the sixtieth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2016.
Welcome to the first in a series of blogs from partners in the EMERGE project on work with men and boys for gender equality. The blogs will be published regularly in the run up to the sixtieth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2016.