Topic 8a: Gender, Inclusivity and Human Rights


Call for contributions for book chapters in:

  • Astrid Skjerven (ed.) - Gender and Sustainability in a Cultural Perspective
  • To be published in the Routledge/ISDRS Series in Sustainable Development Research
  • Deadline: 15 March 2019

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Related UN-SDGs

Next Conference: Track 8a

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Linking Futures of Mountain and Ocean: Rescuing the SDGs 2030 for Sustainable Livelihood

Who are we?

Dr. Astrid Skjerven

Past Conference

  • Messina, Italy, 2018
  • Report on Track OS2-8a Gender, inclusivity and human rights
  • Chairs: Gabriella Arcese, Astrid Skjerven, Marzia Traverso

It was the first time that the theme was put on the agenda of the ISDRS conference. The four presentations represented very different topics: migration, gender equality and integration of disabled people. In all, they displayed thecomplexity and relevance of the theme. Methodologically, two presented major statistical investigations, two qualitative studies. The level of the presentations were generally high.

They contributions displayed the need for more knowledge on all aspects of the theme. It is therefore of vital importance to include it in ISDRS next conferences.

Knowledge Resources

State of the Art:

Recommended Sources:

- Look at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Gender, Human Rights, and Social Inclusion

- Useful courses available at the UN SDG Academy; see for example Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Routledge & Earthscans' Sustainability Hub

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