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Gender Series No.2

Globalization, Gender Equality and State Modernization

by Noeleen Heyzer
Year Published: 2001
No. of pages: 20
ISBN: 983-9747-64-9
Price: US$8.00 (price is inclusive of postage cost by air mail)

TWN Gender Series:

The TWN gender series is a series of papers published by TWN on gender and development issues from aThird World perspective. It highlights the obstacles that hinder women from enjoying secure and sustainable livelihoods, such as those posed by the process of globalization. It provides proposals aimed at gender jsutice and equality, and the empowerment and progress of women.

About the author: Noeleen Heyzer is the current Executive Director of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). She is widely recognized for her leadership in the areas of poverty reduction and economic empowerment in the context of globalization; violence against women and women's human rights; and governance, peace and security.

Contents:

1. Introduction

2. Some key questions and lessons
Does economic growth reduce poverty?
What is the relationship between economic growth and gender equality?
What is the role of government?
What about market liberalization?

3. Shaping globalization to promote the progress of women
a. The progress of women: Empowerment and economics
b. Commitments to the progress of women: Rights and targets
c. Assessing the progress of women: A broader picture
d. Accountability to the poorest women: Women demanding action
e. Future progress for women - reshaping globalization

4. Conclusion

 

 

 


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