08 May '12, 7pm

Why aren’t women’s issues on the agenda at Rio+20?

Why aren’t women’s issues on the agenda at Rio+20?

Please support our fine nonprofit! Help us with a small deposit. (Why are we rhyming in phrases so terse? Grist’s been cursed by verse! ) Women need to be on the Rio docket. (Photo by Cintia Barenho.) In just two months, world leaders will gather in Rio to hammer out a new set of agreements on what sustainable development means, and more importantly, how both rich and developing nations can get there before it’s too late . Day by day, the buzz is building around this historic Earth Summit. But there’s a problem: The big plans being hatched for the occasion — nicknamed Rio+20 — leave women out. Of course there will be scores of women leaders at the Earth Summit. But key issues that matter to women — reproductive health, gender equality, girls’ education — are notable for their absence from the agenda. That needs to change. The fact is, sustainable development isn’t sustaina...

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