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    Beijing, Gender and Environment - Challenges for Ecological Sustainability, Development and Justice?

    Twenty years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action it is worth looking at the achievements regarding Chapter K ‘women and the environment’. The complexity of the links between rights (inter alia women’s rights), social dimensions and sustainable development is a remaining challenge that has so far not been addressed adequately. This article aims at identifying this interdependence from a grass-root perspective. Women in Europe for a Common Future’s (WECF) project work with grass-root women in Tajikistan provides an insight into the challenges related to the links between ecologically sustainable development and gender equality when looking at the realisation of the right to land and natural and productive resources. …

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    Gendered Rights in the Post-2015 Development and Disasters Agendas

    This article explores how, 20 years after Beijing, women's rights are being discussed within processes to develop a post-2015 sustainable development agenda and the parallel international disaster risk reduction framework. It is based on analysis of documents produced to date from the various processes, and also personal experience of seeking to influence both the post-2015 development and disaster agendas. It highlights how attempts to marry the environmental and development agendas reveal a continued problematic conceptualisation of sexual and reproductive rights. It suggests that in gender terms, while the post-2015 development agenda and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are over ambitious to the point of being mere rhetoric, gender rhetoric is yet to enter the international disaster risk reduction discourse. …