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Home > Linking Gender and Sustainable Development - Updated: 23-08-2002 3:22 pm
For UNESCO, mainstreaming gender in sustainable development means committing to human security - a concept that encompasses ecological, economic, social, cultural and personal security for women and men alike.  
In particular:
  • Promoting Education for All, notably girls, young and adult women's education as a fundamental human right; working for gender equality in education at all levels, in all its forms and in all fields, throughout life.

  • Women and men having equal access to science and technology.

  • Upholding cultural diversity and pluralism with emphasis on women's human rights.

  • Equal access to and representation in the media and information and communication technologies.

  • Engendering participatory democracies by providing for real equality between women and men.

    Women, Peace and Sustainable Development - Contribution to WSSD - (UNESCO BSP/WYS - SC/AP)
    13-08-2002 10:00 pm Working Groups on “Women and a Culture of Peace” and of “Women, Science and Technology : from Budapest to Johannesburg” of the Collective Consultation of NGOs at UNESCO “Gender Equality and Equity”. More

    Asia Pacific Gender Equity in Science and Technology (APGEST)
    Linking modern and indigenous knowledge, UNESCO supports specific technologies and local practices that empower women to combat poverty. >> More

    Cities, the Environment and Gender Relations
    UNESCO supports action-research projects that are accompanying local initiatives. >> More

    Curriculum theme: women and sustainable development
    UNESCO has developed an online teacher education programme to explore ways in which women are working to promote sustainable development in their communities and how these ideas can be integrated into a teaching programme. >> More

    Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)
    In collaboration with the "Forum for African Women Educationalists" (FAWE), ESD conducted a study on economic activities and technology needs of women farmers and producers in Machakos, Kenya. >> More

    Special Project on Scientific, Technical and Vocational Education of Girls in Africa
    UNESCO is developing gender-sensitive teaching material to overcome the barriers to girls' access to and successful completion of scientific, technical and vocational education. >> More

    United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI)
    UNESCO provides strategic guidelines for Member States on how to strengthen national policies and programmes to ensure women's and girls' right to education. >> More

    Women and Gender in Science
    UNESCO seeks to create an enabling policy environment for gender equity in science and technology. >> More

    Women in the Media
    UNESCO provides training and technical support for radio programme production to women running community radio stations; radio being a powerful tool for giving voice to women in developing countries and fostering participatory democracies. >> More

    Why link Gender And Sustainable Development ? - by UNESCO BSP/WGE
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    CSD Women's Caucus
    A caucus of women's organisations and NGOs concerned with gender & sustainable development issues.
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    Culture, Women and Gender Equality
    Web-site within UNESCO’s Culture Sector provides entries to reference sources.
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    IDRC Gender and Sustainable Development Unit
    Integrating a gender perspective in all the programmes and initiatives of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada.
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    Site developed by UNESCO’s Women and Gender Equality Unit.
    UNESCO Linking Gender and Sustainable Development
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future - Gender focus
    Women and Sustainable Development’ is one of 25 modules in a multimedia teacher education programme published by UNESCO in 2002 as part of its function as task manager of Chapter 36 of Agenda 21 and as a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    UNESCO Women and Gender Equality Website
    Principal entry in UNESCO’s web-site to activities on gender issues within the Organization.
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    UNESCO-L’Oréal Partnership for Women in Science
    Includes L’Oréal Awards for Women in Science and a fellowship scheme for encouraging young women working in doctoral and postdoctoral research.
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    Women - Beijing Conference
    Fourth World Conference on Women - Beijing, People's Republic of China, 1995
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    Women - Beijing+5
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    Women and Gender in Social and Human Sciences
    Web-site of activities regarding women in UNESCO’s Sector of Social and Human Sciences
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    Women and Water: Resources Supply and Use
    Project which ran from 1996 to 1999 within UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP), with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    Women on the Net
    Assisting women in using the Internet for their empowerment.
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
    WEDO is an international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power of women worldwide as policymakers at all levels in governments, institutions and forums to achieve economic and social justice, a healthy and peaceful planet, and human rights for all.
    >> More info   >> Go to website

    gender_parity50.gifThe Challenge of Achieving Gender Parity in Basic Education. A Statistical Review, 1990-1998. - by UNESCO
    This Report attempts to produce a global picture of the present situation, provide an anlysis of the disparities which exist in primary and secondary education, and identify present trends in particular regionas and societieis. More

    Gender and Post-literacy: A Non-formal Education Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention - by Namtip Aksornkool - UNESCO
    Results of an awareness-raising workshop in Mbabane, Swaziland for education, health care and communication professionals from Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe to assist in preparing post-literacy materials to teach safe sex. More

    blue women50.gifGender Equality and Equity - by UNESCO
    A summary review of UNESCO's accomplishments since the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing 1995). More

    African Stories - by UNESCO
    Results of the UNESCO-DANIDA workshops for the preparation of post-literacy reading materials and radio programmes for girls and women in Africa. More

    Guidelines on Gender-Neutral Language - by Annie Desprez-Bouanchaud, Janet Doolaege, Lydia Ruprecht and Breda Pavlic - UNESCO
    Third edition of a booklet first published by UNESCO in 1987. More

    Wscuk50.gifWomen, Science and Technology: Towards a New Development? - by UNESCO
    Highlights from the debate on gender issues at the World Conference on Science for the Twenty-first Century, Budapest, 1999, More

    Toolkit on Gender Indicators in Engineering, Science and Technology - by Sophia Huyer and Gunnar Westholm - UNESCO
    Produced within UNESCO’s University–Industry-Science Partnership (UNISPAR) programme in UNESCO’s Science Sector, with a view to promoting gender-disaggregated data in S&T activities. More

    Mainwom50.gifUNESCO - Mainstreaming the Needs of Women - by UNESCO
    Booklet on the challenge of gender equality and equity, and work thereon in UNESCO’s various programme sectors. More

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