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Latest Gender Updates from BRIDGE

BRIDGE Gender Update: The Sustainable Development Goals, Gender and Indicators
October 2015 : #112
A new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was formally adopted in a UN summit on 25-27 September 2015 following a two year process of global consultations and intergovernmental negotiations.
Gender and Financing for Development
July 2015 : #111
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) will bring together high level political representatives, non-governmental organisations and business sector stakeholders.
Gender and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)
May 2015 : #110
Lack of support for Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is acting as a barrier to girls’ empowerment through an insidious impact on their ability to engage in education and make good decisions about their reproductive health.
Gender and Food Security
March 2015 : #109
There is more than enough food in the world to feed everyone. Yet estimates indicate that between 2012 and 2014 at least 805 million people experienced extreme, chronic malnourishment – at least 60 per cent being women and girls. Evidence shows a strong correlation between gender inequality and food and nutrition insecurity.
Gender and Sustainable Development
February 2015 : #108
Can there be sustainable development without gender equality? Too often sustainable development is still seen primarily as environmental sustainability. This narrow approach oversees some complex social, economic and ecological dimensions without adequately acknowledging gender concerns.