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Missing the Mark? Women and the Millennium Development Goals in Africa and Oceania

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Missing the Mark? Women and the Millennium Development Goals in Africa and Oceania by Naomi McPherson

In the year 2000, United Nations world leaders set out eight targets, the UN Millennium Development Goals, for achieving improved standards of living at the micro level in poorer nations around the globe, by the year 2015. The papers in this collection present fine-detailed ethnographic studies of cultures in Africa and Oceania, with a focus primarily on MDG 3, targeted to "promote gender equality and empower women" and MDG 5, targeted to "improve maternal health" to ascertain whether or not these goals have made or missed their mark. Ethnographic case studies located in Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Ghana, Malawi, Cameroon, and South Ethiopia show that women in these cultures, regardless of nation state, face the same issues or problems-lack of empowerment, gender inequities, and inadequate access to cultural or state resources-to realize good health in general and good maternal and reproductive health, in particular.

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Size: 7.3 MB
Publisher: Demeter Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781772580563 (DRM-EPUB)
9781772580587 (DRM-PDF)

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