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Gender and MDG

Millennium Development Goals - how far we work from gender aspects...?

Gender and MDG
I found there is misleading information on MDG 3: Gender equality in education and labour only; while Promoting women's empowerment and gender equality is central to ather aspects, such as: poverty, hunger, especially to maternal and child death... etc...etc...
It seems there is mixed up understanding in the indicator of the MDG3; which actually meant for relationship between education and labour/job of the women to other outcomes.. Mothers who have higher education interfered the maternal health and children health, nutrition etc; so as the income/money they have... This is bargaining power... And there are more other gender aspects...
FYI, many women are now having HIV/Aids are housewives...! Facts are showed from Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh and also from Indonesia. In Bangladesh, a moslem country In South East Asia; there are escalating harrassment to women and girls. In India in the areas where women have higher education compared to other areas; more violence against women is found...

I heard that UN Women is now working starting 1 January 2011 hopefully to tidy up also this matter. There is oversimplified gender; which apparently pushing away the gender aspects from any other MDGs...
I just hope in the next data collection (census or surveys); there will be gender aspects (the real ones...please;); so that gender could be showed by the integrated process or not integrated in various living aspects...

There is no wrong time to do the right things!
Let's catch it up....
Have a blessed day!
Greetings to Gender Harmony!


DR. Drg. Erna Surjadi MS.APBI, PhD
Consultant Health Management Information System
Gender Consultant in Politics, Social and Human Rights
Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Republic of Indonesia
School of Social and Political Science WIDURI, Jakarta
Public Policy Forum (PPF) Indonesia
Gender Empowerment Against Poverty (GEAP) Indonesia
The Foundation of Gender Harmony


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Thank you!

Dearest Erna,

Thank you for participating in this campaign, by using your voice and speaking out for women Indonesia and worldwide. Your letter is beautifully written and your voice is powerful!

In the coming weeks, we will compile your letters and share your voices with the GEAR Campaign, who have been working closely with UN Women to ensure the inclusion of civil society groups, and through the PulseWire community, grassroots women leaders, as they set their agenda. We will also be sending your letters directly to Michele Bachelet and other senior leaders of the newly formed UN agency, to demonstrate the effectiveness for sourcing opinion, knowledge and needs from the global grassroots women's movement through our online community. Through this, we hope to open a portal for our community to have a direct line of influence within the UN Women agency.

I will keep you updated on the progress of our campaign!

In friendship and solidarity,

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