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Hearts & Minds: Women of India speak, shaping the Post-2015 Development discourse & agenda

Hearts & Minds: Women of India speak, shaping the Post-2015 Development discourse & agenda
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). June 2013
  • This report is aimed at expressing the "lived experiences" of women and girls in India and ensuring that the voices of those who remain socially, economically and geographically marginalised are meaningfully reflected in the emerging post-2015 development discourse and agenda. The analysis contained in this report is based on in-depth interviews with women and focus-group discussions with almost 200 selected women representatives. The importance of water and sanitation pervades many of the issues portrayed which include nutrition, food security and hunger; access to infrastructure, adaptation to climate change and environmental sustainability; gender equality and women's empowerment. A profile section is provided demonstrating the importance of these issues together titled "Water is life, toilets are dignity (impact of lack of water and sanitation)"
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, India
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Climate change, Education, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Sanitation
  • Main target audience: Gender specialists, General public, International community, International organizations
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Awareness raising, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies, Recommendations
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Published in 2015