Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals
Infrastructure, Empowerment and Education
This book sheds light on the important and mostly neglected role that gender plays in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, doing so by investigating three key problem areas: empowerment, education, and infrastructure.
Starting with a theoretical and methodological framework, this edited collection contains 12 chapters from scholars and researchers from around the world. The book includes numerous case studies discussing the current status of gender equality relating to the SDGs. It reinforces the significance of gender for sustainable and just development, highlighting how women play a major role in work organization, disaster management, income, household maintenance, and mediation of knowledge. "Women" as a classification encompasses much diversity with many intersecting axes of difference; this book focuses on the excluded and disadvantaged majority social group, without imposing homogeneity on that categorization. Many chapters focus on critical situations occurring in the Global South, where these issues are highly prominent, and importantly, these contributions are written by local scholars. Finally, the volume provides pathways for basic and professional gender responsive education and innovation in the field.
The book will generate important discussions in interdisciplinary research and higher education settings focusing on sustainable development, gender, equality, human rights, and education.
Table of Contents
Astrid Skjerven, Maureen Fordham, and Martina Maria Keitsch
PART I Empowerment
2 Engendering sustainability transitions by design: How to critically unpack gender in Transition Management
Miriam Kienesberger and Marc Wolfram
3 Gender within sustainable decisions: A 3-D sustainability perspective
4 Gender mainstreaming in occupational health and safety: Challenges in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals
5 Gender inequity related to climate risks: Cultural vulnerabilities as obstacles to sustainability in rural communities of Mexico
Cloe Mirenda and Elena Lazos-Chavero
PART II Education
6 Sustainable gender equality: Opening the black-box of quality assessment in higher arts education
Lilli Mittner, Rikke Gürgens Gjærum, and Hilde Synnøve Blix
7 Sensitizing Nepalese students for gender mainstreaming in sustainable planning and design
Martina Maria Keitsch
8 Communication design to foster gender equality: Research and experimentation in the educational field
Valeria Bucchetti and Francesca Casnati
9 Responsible tech-futures: Female artists as semantically sustainable tech developers
Boel Christensen-Scheel, Kristin Bergaust, Venke Aure, and Idun Alman-Kaas
PART III Infrastructure
10 Changing traditions: The case of Amazonian riverine women and Belo Monte hydropower dam
Satya Maia Patchineelam and Maartje van Eerd
11 Reimagining the gender roles within Japan to achieve sustainable gender equality
12 Gender and sustainability in Ovacık and Hozat cooperative activities, Tunceli Province, Turkey
Astrid Skjerven is Professor of Design Theory at the Department of Product Design, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.
Maureen Fordham is Professor of Gender and Disaster Resilience and is the Director of the Centre for Gender and Disaster at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London, UK.