SDG5 - Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls

Umesh Chandra Pandey
Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

Chhabi Kumar
Rani Durgavati University, India

Product Details
22 Nov 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
208 pages - 129 x 198mm
Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Conventional development planning lacks sensitivity to the female experience. Tackling gendered discrimination and the exclusion of women, SDG5 aims to 'achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.' This book considers the current state of play and identifies the trends, drivers and impact of gender equality. 

Taking a comprehensive and global approach, the book addresses the multifaceted concerns of women within the overall paradigm of the post-2015 development agenda. The authors analyse the patterns of gender inequality in different socioeconomic regions across developing, middle income and developed countries. The book will examine how the gap between policy and implementation might be tackled and contemplate how effective policy action might provide a solution. Offering best practice and posing key challenges for achieving the goal, this is the only book which comprehensively deals with all the key aspects of SDG5 based on the latest credible research. 

Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals comprises 17 short books, each examining one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The series provides an integrated assessment of the SDGs from economic, legal, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.
Chapter 1. Background  
Chapter 2. Understanding Gender Inequality 
Chapter 3. Gender Inequalities as Social, Economic and Political Challenges of our Times 
Chapter 4. Drivers and Indicators of Gender Inequality
Chapter 5. Gender Inequalities in Developing, Middle Income and Developed Countries 
Chapter 6. Women and the Sustainable Development Agenda: A Historical Perspective 
Chapter 7. Relationship of SDG5 to Other Goals 
Chapter 8. Policy Action for Gender Equality 
Chapter 9. Some Reflections on Inequalities
Umesh Chandra Pandey is Regional Director of Indira Gandhi National Open University, India. His current research interests include open and distance learning, best practice in governance and sustainable development. 
Chhabi Kumar is currently working within the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Rani Durgavati University, India. Her research interests include issues in higher education, open and distance learning, sustainable development and gender issues.

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