Social justice for women and girls: Global pacts, unmet goals, environmental issues

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


This chapter examines the difficult situation for women and girls in a world that is increasingly connected, but also is more unequal and has profound sustainability issues. While many are discussing and/or intervening to address the world’s daunting problems, there are increasing calls for the interventions to be based on social justice (inclusion and fairness) principles. The first section of the chapter discusses the extent to which the global situation for women and girls is inclusive and fair. The second section focuses on the goals outlined in three very important international documents about human rights for women - the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and UN Security Council Resolution 1325 - Women and Peace and Security. The analysis is conducted particularly with an interest in environmental issues. The third section examines some interesting initiatives that can move us toward meeting the goals noted in the human rights documents regarding women and the environment. The chapter’s concluding section discusses the role of human rights documents in meeting goals and indicates what needs to be done to improve the situation of women and girls.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalisation, Environment and Social Justice
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives, Issues and Concerns
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780429849718
ISBN (Print)9780815368878
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Social justice for women and girls: Global pacts, unmet goals, environmental issues'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this