Sustainable Development and Gender Equality

Annabel de Frece

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224 pages   |  234 x 156mm   |  28 February 2025

Description

In Sustainable Development and Gender Equality, Annabel de Frece highlights the political nature of SDG 5, which has been less visible in official SDG communications and has received less attention in the institutional literature and in policy approaches.

By focusing on how sustainable development is discussed across different sectors and regions and how it relates to gender equality, the book provides a critical analysis of SDG 5 and specifically the interaction of SDG 5 with other goals in the context of wider theoretical frameworks. In particular, the book draws on feminist political economy, feminist political ecology and intersectional approaches, which foreground considerations of unequal power relations. The book shows that recognition of how these experiences are differentiated by gender, class, race, culture and place is essential in order to understand progress and consider the specific context in which this progress is being - or not being - made. The discussion throughout is anchored to real-world examples and case studies from a range of countries, with particular attention paid to middle- and low-income countries. Regional differences are also explored, specifically cultural differences within countries and urban/rural disparities.


Author Information

Annabel de Frece is Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Development at SOAS University of London.


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