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Affirming Our World: Gender Justice, Social Reproduction, and the Sustainable Development Goals


  • Colleen O’Manique

    () (Trent University)

  • Pieter Fourie

    () (Stellenbosch University)


Abstract The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are presented as the new global framework to rid the world of poverty and inequality. While emerging from widespread consultation, we argue that they perpetuate rather than challenge the systemic drivers of gender injustice, silencing feminist critiques which demand systemic transformation. Instead, liberal feminism and its more insidious twin, economic neoliberalism, have captured mainstream development discourse. Unless new forms of agency emerge through truly transformative local strategies and global alliances, inequality and gender injustice will remain the norm.

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  • Colleen O’Manique & Pieter Fourie, 2016. "Affirming Our World: Gender Justice, Social Reproduction, and the Sustainable Development Goals," Development, Palgrave Macmillan;Society for International Deveopment, vol. 59(1), pages 121-126, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:develp:v:59:y:2016:i:1:d:10.1057_s41301-017-0066-0
    DOI: 10.1057/s41301-017-0066-0

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    Women and girls; Inequality; Post-2015; Feminism; Labour;


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