Women and Sustainable Development

Para 247 of the Platform for Action agreed at the UN Forth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995. The fact that environmental degradation results in more work for women, and that eradicating poverty is indispensable to sustainable development, were included after lobbying by the International Women Count Network. The IWCN – with the support of 1,200 Non-Governmental Organizations worldwide – also won a commitment in the Platform for Action to measure and value unwaged work.

The International Women Count Network – organizations and individuals who support measuring and valuing unwaged in satellite accounts of the GDP – in Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, USA. Co-ordinated by the International Wages for Housework Campaign and International Black Women for Wages for Housework.