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Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons$
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Hany Besada, Leah McMillan Polonenko, and Manmohan Agarwal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447335702

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.001.0001

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Marginalised minorities in conflict: women and Millennium Development Goals

Marginalised minorities in conflict: women and Millennium Development Goals

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(p.217) Nine Marginalised minorities in conflict: women and Millennium Development Goals
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Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?
Author(s):

Sarah Hoesch

Alireza Saniei-Pour

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.003.0009

This chapter explores the legal, political, economic and ideological problems not addressed in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that undermine women's empowerment and gender equality in conflict states. The MDGs sought to reduce inequalities by promoting gender equality, empowering women and expanding the role of women in society. Yet women's universal rights have yet to be fully realised. This is evident in conflict and post conflict states, where women's standings have deteriorated. The chapter first considers the sociological and legal conception of women as minority before discussing women's position in conflict. In particular, it examines sexual violence as a tool of terror and the current situation with regards to political representation and representation in peace negotiations. It also comments on legal discrimination that is aggravating conflict and post-conflict situations and concludes with an assessment of the post-2015 framework based on the limitations and problems of the MDGs.

Keywords:   women, Millennium Development Goals, women's empowerment, gender equality, conflict, women as minority, sexual violence, political representation, peace negotiations, legal discrimination

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