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Changing the Terms of the Discourse by Kumud Sharma

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An Overview of Ten Years After Beijing

Working Group — India Women’s Watch

June, 2004

 

Discussions and Questions among Women’s Groups…

In the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) becoming the primary agenda for the global discussions, there are several questions that are being raised especially when we look at the other commitments that the UN and its Member States have made vis-à-vis the development of their countries.

How feasible is it that states weakened by neo-liberalism and privatisation can be expected to achieve the MDGs?

 

(Peggy Antrobus, 2004)

From a feminist point of view these questions acquire significance, both because the MDGs do not sufficiently incorporate ‘gender’ in their targets and indicators and given ...

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