By Maurizio Carbone, Marjorie, Dr Lister
Gender issues and civil society are either significant concerns within the present debate concerning the implementation of ecu improvement coverage. This quantity presents a brand new point of view and concentrate on the more and more very important rising concerns akin to gender equality and democracy to provide an explanation for how they influence on coverage. This publication will entice these attracted to the eu Union, in ecu improvement coverage, gender and improvement stories and in civil society and improvement matters.
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Extra resources for New Pathways in International Development: Gender And Civil Society in EU Policy
The Consultation focussed on issues such as poverty security, trade, and environment. Gender only appeared in section 8, as just one of the ‘EU values’ to be discussed with developing countries. The document recognized the need for synergy between different aspects of EU external policies in terms of trade, peace, poverty and inequality, but without mentioning gender. But synergies between gender and the environment, and gender and peace are of crucial importance. The Consultation document noted that the mainstreaming of the four so-called crosscutting themes of gender equality, human rights, children’s rights and the environment remained merely a good intention within programming documents rather than a reality (European Commission 2005).
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The Ministerial Declaration of the Conference of Ministers of Gender Equality in Luxembourg in February 2005 calls for ‘preventative methods to combat gender based violence and trafficking in human beings’ and requests ‘consideration of steps to recognize gender-related persecution and violence when assessing grounds for granting refugee status and asylum’ (Council of Ministers, 2005). In relation to issues concerning reproductive and sexual health the European Union has taken a clear position in favour of free and informed choice (see European Parliament and Council, 2003 and European Commission, 2005b).