ROLE OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Shobhana Jain

Abstract


Women have played a vital role in the global environmental changes. Women share the primary responsibility for nutrition, child care and household management in almost all countries. They are also active in environmental management. In most developing countries, women play a major role as farmers, animal tenders, and water and fuel collectors. Yet, despite their roles, women are not adequately represented in the decision-making processes related to the issues of environment and development at local, national or international levels. Having their expertise, knowledge and perspective been overlooked for years, women are now demanding that their voices be heard. They recognize that an integrated approach to sustainable development is necessary since political, economic, social and environmental issues are closely interlinked.

Keywords- women empowerment, sustainable development, gender equality.


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