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Title: Mind the Gap Women

Mind the Gap Womens realities Policy aims
Development goals
  • Meena Shivdas

  • Poverty and hunger
  • Education
  • Gender equality womens empowerment
  • Child mortality
  • Maternal health
  • HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis
  • Environment sustainability
  • Global partnership

MDGs Taking Stock
  • Uneven pace of progress
  • Number of people living in extreme poverty halved
  • Hunger reduction target within reach
  • Two billion people have gained access to improved
    drinking water

MDGs Taking Stock
  • HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis targets
  • Treatment for tuberculosis saved more than 20
    million lives between 1995 and 2011
  • Good progress in elimination of gender gaps in
    primary school enrolment
  • Socio-cultural factors continue to affect
    retention of girls at school

MDGs Taking Stock
  • Targets on womens paid employment and political
    representation performing poorly
  • Maternal mortality targets furthest away from
  • 99 per cent of maternal deaths occur in
    developing countries - the largest health-related
    disparity between high and low income countries

MDGs Taking Stock
  • Despite significant progress, 19,000 children
    under 5 still died every day in 2011
  • Nearly 57 million children are still out of
    school, concentrated in two regions, sub-Saharan
    Africa and South Asia

Where are the Women?
  • Women the culture of silence
  • disappearing numbers in bride-burning in India
  • The missing South African woman
  • The invisible unpaid HIV carers
  • How do we address policy silence?

Breaking the silence with womens self-help
  • Story of Kalanjiam Foundations health insurance
    for poor, marginalised communities
  • pre-literate, poor and subordinate rural women
    show the way
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