Review: the millennium development goals report, 2009

SOURCE: Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Gqamane
KEYWORDS: DEVELOPMENT, GENDER EQUALITY, MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS, POVERTY ALLEVIATION
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6210
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4398

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Abstract

This review examines the concerns raised in the report on the MDG that relates to gender empowerment. The report notes that this goal is not only important in its own right, but also interlinked with poverty, hunger, access to education and health as well as human development goals, such as political representation and participation by women, It raises the problem that cultural stereotypes have contributed significantly in depriving women of equitable livelihoods. The report also notes that the work women do as unpaid family workers is a burden that women bear in all regions.