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Equality and women’s autonomy in the sustainable development agenda

October 2016 | Institutional Documents and Books
Publication cover
Corporate author:
  • NU. CEPAL
UN symbol.:
LC/G.2686/Rev.1
Pages:
168 p.
Editorial:
ECLAC
Type:
Institutional Documents and Books
Collection:
  • Books and Monographs
    • Institutional Documents and Books

Description

Through the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Latin American and Caribbean States have almost four decades of experience in generating successive consensuses —with the support and participation of civil society— aimed at eliminating gender inequality and ensuring fulfilment of women’s rights and autonomy. Efforts to integrate women into development, which started out as the central focus, now represent fresh challenges, among which sustainable development with gender equality is of special significance.
This document is both an invitation and a tool to contemplate the future, consolidate the progress made, embrace long-postponed commitments and obligations regarding women’s rights, and pave the way for the region to attain sustainable development with full gender equality.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- I. From the integration of women into development to sustainable development with gender equality .-- II. Distributive equality and economic autonomy .-- III. Physical autonomy, freedom and rights .-- IV. Women’s share in political power and autonomy in decision-making processes .-- V. Towards innovative and effective policies on gender equality.