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Women Advocating for Sustainable Livelihoods and Gender Equality on the Global Stage

Irene Dankelman

Chapter 3 in Women Reclaiming Sustainable Livelihoods, 2012, pp 21-41 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract The intention of this chapter is to describe and analyse in a nutshell women’s involvement in international negotiations in the area of environment, sustainable development, and gender equality. I write this narrative as an activist and researcher who has lived through most of these processes myself, describing and reflecting on their history, contexts, successes, and failures. I do so in the context of the 20 years since many governments and constituencies met in Rio the Janeiro (1992) for the Earth Summit and developed groundbreaking international environmental conventions and Agenda 21. The focus of the chapter is on historical shifts over these last two decades, with critical reflections and lessons learned coming at the end of this contribution.

Keywords: Gender Equality; United Nations Environment Programme; Sustainable Livelihood; Earth Summit; Peasant Woman (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1057/9781137022349_3

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