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Women of CEE/CIS Region in the Context of Sustainable Development: Road from Johannesburg-2002 towards Kiev-2003

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O. Kisselyova
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The role of women in environmental decision-making has yet to be properly evaluated. This publication reports on the regional seminar and project ?Gender Mainstreaming Policy into the Framework of 'Environment for Europe' Process". It highlights the problem of women's access to and control over resources ignored by the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), and the lack of attention given to gender issues in the UN Economic Commission for Europe. Women are pioneers of many global and regional environmental initiatives despite their under-representation at all levels of policy formation and decision-making. This report contains articles on the environmental situation from a gender perspective in various countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe, including Romania, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Armenia, Slovak Republic, and Kazakhstan. The report also contains the Gender Analysis of the WSSD Plan of Implementation from the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).