Gender and poverty interventions: 5 ways to get it right in 2015

Gender advocates have long criticized the Millennium Development Goals for not doing enough to mainstream the rights of women and girls. Two research experts share five tips on how to avoid this in the emerging post-2015 development framework.

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About the authors

  • Sylvia Chant

    Sylvia Chant is professor of development geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K. where she is director of the MSc in Urbanization and Development. Elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2011, Prof. Chant has conducted research in Mexico, Costa Rica, Philippines and The Gambia. Her main interests are in gender and poverty, urban labor markets, rural-migration, and female-headed households, on which she has authored, edited or co-edited nearly 20 books.
  • Gwendolyn Beetham

    Gwendolyn Beetham is senior program coordinator at Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, USA. She has worked for women's research institutes and gender justice organizations around the world and has taught gender studies at the London School of Economics, Rutgers University, and Brooklyn College. Her research interests include gender-based violence, LGBT rights, and critical development theory. She has a PhD from the Gender Institute at the LSE.