Sustainability from women’s point of view: Building blocks for the analysis of conflicts of interest

  • Heidi Wittmer
Part of the Frauen · Gesellschaft · Kritik book series (FGK)


The concept of sustainable development combines three dimensions: economic development, equity and environmental sustainability. Between these dimensions there are complementarities and trade-offs. My presentation relates to conflicts between the social and economic interests of woman and the protection of natural resources. It thereby refers directly to chapter 24.8 (d) of the Agenda 21 which explicitly formulates „the analysis of the structural linkages between gender relations, environment and development“ as a task for research, data collection and dissemination of information.


Gender Relation Gender Division Sustainable Agricultural Practice Patriarchal Ideology Scarce Natural Resource 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heidi Wittmer
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  1. 1.Institute of Rural DevelopmentGeorg August University GöttingenDeutschland

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