Author: Devaki Jain
Foreword/Introductio: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Orient Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 978-81-250-3046-1
In Women, Development, and the UN, internationally noted development economist and activist Devaki Jain traces the ways in which women have enriched the work of the United Nations from the time of its founding in 1945. Synthesizing insights from the extensive literature on women and development and from her own broad experience, Jain reviews the evolution of the UN's programs aimed at benefiting the women of developing nations and the impact of women's ideas about rights, equality, and social justice on UN thinking and practice regarding development.
Jain presents this history from the perspective of the southern hemisphere, which recognizes that development issues often look different from the standpoint of countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The history that Jain chronicles reveals both the achievements of committed networks of women in partnership with the UN and the urgent work remaining to bring equality and justice to the world and its women.
Devaki Jain opens the doors of the United Nations and shows how it has changed the female half of the world-and vice versa. Women, Development, and the UN is a book that every global citizen, government leader, journalist, academic, and self-respecting woman should read.
Devaki Jain’s book nurtures your optimism in this terrible wartorn decade by describing how women succeeded in empowering both themselves and the United Nations to work toward a global leadership inspired by human dignity.
LIST OF BOXES AND TABLES
SERIES EDITOR’S FOREWORD
Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly, and Thomas g Weiss
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
INTRODUCTION: Women, Development, and Equality: History as Inconclusive Dialogue.
1. Setting the stage for equality, 1945-1965.
2. Inscribing development into rights, 1966-1975.
3. Questioning development paradigms, 1976-1985.
4. Development as if women mattered, 1986-1995.
5. Lessons from the UN's sixth decade, 1996-2005.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS INTELLECTUAL HISTORY PROJECT.