Gender Mainstreaming in Waste Education Programs: A Conceptual Framework

dos Muchangos, Leticia and Vaughter, Philip, (2019). Gender Mainstreaming in Waste Education Programs: A Conceptual Framework. Urban Science, 3(29), 1-12

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    Author dos Muchangos, Leticia
    Vaughter, Philip
    Title Gender Mainstreaming in Waste Education Programs: A Conceptual Framework
    Appearing in Urban Science
    Volume 3
    Issue No. 29
    Publication Date 2019-03-05
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher MDPI AG
    Start page 1
    End page 12
    Language eng
    Abstract Gender issues are present in waste management, from daily handling activities through to decision-making processes. In waste education programs, the disregard for views of and contribution by women has resulted in strategies that do not comprehensively address the waste issue, preventing long-standing and sustainable outcomes, while increasing existing gender inequities. Three critical waste matters on education and gender were identified: (1) lack of meaningful involvement and participation of women (and other vulnerable groups) throughout the decision-making processes; (2) lack of inclusion of gender-specific designs and gender-sensitive approaches in the information and education materials; and (3) tendency to devise strategies directed to women only, while exempting the other stakeholders from their responsibilities. This paper presents a closer look into the relationship between waste education and gender, with a proposal of a participatory framework for gender mainstreaming in waste education programs. It includes components to assess the promoting entity of the waste education program and all stages of the program. The framework represents a novel theory and practice contribution for waste education development, to support academics, practitioners, and policymakers, in the quest of achieving equitable and sustainable waste management systems for all.
    Keyword Waste education
    Copyright Holder Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.3390/urbansci3010029
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