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18 April 2019

This week on Policy Forum Pod, we hear from Naila Kabeer about how gender impacts poverty and inequality, and take a look at whether the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals genuinely advance women’s empowerment.  

On this week’s Policy Forum Pod, Naila Kabeer discusses the gendered nature of poverty and inequality with host Sharon Bessell. Why are women affected differently from men? And how effective are the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals in addressing the issues? They discuss everything from poverty as both a state and a process, to how domestic violence and the patriarchy intersect, and the importance of disaggregated data and gendered wording in the UN. Listen here:

Naila Kabeer is Professor of Gender and Development at London School of Economics’ Department of Gender Studies and Department of International Development.

Sharon Bessell is Director of the Children’s Policy Centre at Crawford School, the ANU lead on the Individual Deprivation Measure Project, and Editor of Policy Forum’s Poverty: In Focus section.

Martyn Pearce is Editor of Policy Forum.

Show notes | The following were referred to in this episode:

Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny

Building women’s livelihoods: an evidence-based theory of change (event)

Reversed Realities: Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought (book) – Naila Kabeer

Seeds of Change Conference

Podcast: Back to basics – Finland’s Universal Basic Income

Master of Public Policy: Global Development Policy

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One Response

  1. Greg Allan says:

    It’s already gendered. Aid agencies now refuse food aid to boys and men in disaster zones.

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