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    Women debate the MDGs.

    Barton C

    Development. 2005; 48(1):101-106.

    Carol Barton reflects on the concerns of women’s movements about the millennium development goals (MDGs). She argues that the MDGs can potentially be used as an instrument to advance a global feminist agenda to the extent that feminist organizations define the terms of the debate. She presents the intense debates among women’s organizations about how to engage with the MDGs and how they link to Beijing, Cairo and CEDAW. (author's)
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    A glimpse of post-Cairo opinion in Brussels: fact or fiction?

    Indriso C

    Development. 1999 Mar; 42(1):33-7.

    This article on the European response to the challenge of implementing the goals of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) opens by acknowledging that the European Commission (EC) is placing gender and reproductive health on its agenda but that progress has been slow. Next, the article introduces the advocacy groups that seek to promote an enhanced understanding of the population, development, reproductive health paradigm in the EC. The third section considers whether the "new" alliance called for by the ICPD between governments at all levels and nongovernmental organizations is working. One positive example given is the dialogue established between NGOs and the UK All Parliamentary Group on Population, Development, and Reproductive Health. It is noted, however, that more national-level agenda-setting and mobilization are needed to implement the ICPD goals. Next, the article reviews the "old" population/development tension and concerns about the continued existence of demographically-driven, coercive family planning programs and a dearth of development NGOs working with population NGOs. The article explores this problem in the next section and asserts that the population/development tension was not magically dissolved by the ICPD and that neither population nor development NGOs have all the answers but should share resources and engage in more dialogue. The article concludes that continued progress in implementing the ICPD goals will require a careful look at successful partnerships; finding ways to support an exchange of knowledge, views, and experiences; and fostering a working climate of openness.
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    The elusive agenda: mainstreaming women in development.

    Jahan R

    PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW. 1996 Winter; 35(4 Pt 2):825-32.

    The first part of this essay on mainstreaming women in development outlines the hard-won achievements of the women's movement in the past 20 years and acknowledges that the movement has failed to gain its fundamental objectives of transforming social and gender relations and creating a just and equal world. Considering the central question of why progress has been so elusive for women, the essay notes that the agenda the movement articulated challenged male power and privilege and called for investment in women that would require reallocation of existing resources or finding additional sources of revenue. Because women are differentiated by class, race, and nation, it is difficult to shape women into a powerful political constituency. Thus, the women's movement should adopt an agenda-setting approach and take a consistent stand on a core agenda. The next part of the essay describes some of the changes that a shift from an integrationist to an agenda-setting approach will entail and notes that this approach will require: 1) women to play a proactive leadership role and to clearly articulate a core agenda, 2) the strategic positioning of gender concerns in a period of change, 3) strengthening women's groups and networks, 4) using a new communication strategy to expand support, 5) developing context-specific concepts and analytical tools, and 6) building institutional capacities of aid recipients. The final section of essay notes that agenda-setting will raise awareness of the need to promote the equitable sharing of responsibilities in institutions such as families, communities, national governments, and global institutions.
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    Full partnership for women in development.

    Luke M

    JOICFP NEWS. 1995 Jan; (247):3.

    The mission of CEDPA (Center for Development and Population Activities) is to empower women to be full partners in development. Empowerment starts with the development of women as leaders and managers through leadership training. There are now 4000 CEDPA alumnae worldwide who have participated in training programs. USAID-funded integrated service programs are geared toward women-managed health services seeking out nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) based in the community that have women as part of their services. Another approach is building the capacity of institutions to broaden their programs to fully utilize external funding and also establish a foundation for sustainability. Another strategy is advocacy and policy. Recently a group of women leaders attended all the preparatory meetings for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) to be sure that input into the Cairo Document came from women who were representatives of family planning programs in their communities. The ICPD document itself is favorable to women's development, women leaders, and training for women, but the challenge is to find financial resources to make the commitment to women's programs on a large scale. The test of the Program of Action is how it is implemented. NGOs do not have enough resources, but women's NGOs have even less resources than other NGOs. The Global Issues Initiative is a significant commitment on the part of the Japanese government. CEDPA's mission is to ensure that women participate in these programs that will be developed and managed by women and NGOs.
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