The Resource Missing the mark? : women and the millennium development goals in Africa and Oceania, edited by Naomi M. McPherson

Missing the mark? : women and the millennium development goals in Africa and Oceania, edited by Naomi M. McPherson

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Missing the mark? : women and the millennium development goals in Africa and Oceania
Title
Missing the mark?
Title remainder
women and the millennium development goals in Africa and Oceania
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edited by Naomi M. McPherson
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eng
Summary
"In the year 2000, United Nations world leaders set out eight targets, the UN Millennium Development Goals, for achieving improved standards of living at the micro level in poorer nations around the globe, by the year 2015. The papers in this collection present fine-detailed ethnographic studies of cultures in Africa and Oceania, with a focus primarily on MDG 3, targeted to "promote gender equality and empower women and MDG 5, targeted to "improve maternal health" to ascertain whether or not these goals have made or missed their mark. We choose MDG 3 and 5 because these goals imply one another; in other words, gender equality and women's empowerment are necessary components for any improvement in maternal and reproductive health. Our ethnographic case studies are located in Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Malawi, Cameroon, and South Ethiopia. Rather than present these as self-contained regional case studies, we show that women in these cultures, regardless of nation state, face the same issues or problems-lack of empowerment, gender inequities, and inadequate access to cultural or state resources-to realize good health in general and good maternal and reproductive health, in particular. As this volume went to press, the 2000-2015 MDGs closed and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2015-2030 were being decided. So far, 17 macro level goals are proposed and, while it could be argued that these goals-from climate change to sustainable energy, to conservation of forests and oceans, to achieving world peace-all affect women's lives, only SDG 5, "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls," specifically mentions women."--
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305.42096
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illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
HQ1787
LC item number
.M57 2016
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non fiction
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bibliography
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McPherson, Naomi M.
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  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Africa
  • Oceania
  • Women's Health
  • Social Conditions
  • Africa
  • Oceania
Label
Missing the mark? : women and the millennium development goals in Africa and Oceania, edited by Naomi M. McPherson
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: goals, targets, and women's lived realities / Naomi McPherson -- Integrating western medicine and local practice: contributions of a mission-based maternity clinic to maternal and child health in the lower Sepik region of Papua New Guinea / Kathleen Barlow -- Second chance: caring for infected mothers and their children in mend, Papua New Guinea / Philip Gibbs and Winnie William -- Faith, hope and charity: barriers to condom use among women in Southern Malawi / Nicole Hayes -- Shortages, priorities and maternal health: muddled Kastom and women's rights in Malaita, Solomon Islands / Stephanie Hobbis -- Maternal health (in)equity in Mursi (Mun), Southern Ethiopia: behind the hype of 'harmful cultural practices' / Shama LaTosky -- Maternal health service access and delivery in challenging contexts settings: the case of rural Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa / Vida Yakong and Naomi McPherson -- Giving birth in Douala, Cameroon. A real challenge / Jeannette Wogaing -- Throwing the mother out with the bathwater: Vanuatu's breastfeeding initiative in theory and practice / Chelsea Wentworth -- Reproductive anomalies in the Marshall Islands / Nancy J. Pollock -- Examining the intersections of gender and reproduction in Chuuk: reflections on the relevance and utility of MDG goals in a small island(s) community / Sarah A. Smith
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 317 pages
Isbn
9781772580044
Lccn
2016417873
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)936978520
  • (OCoLC)ocn936978520
Label
Missing the mark? : women and the millennium development goals in Africa and Oceania, edited by Naomi M. McPherson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: goals, targets, and women's lived realities / Naomi McPherson -- Integrating western medicine and local practice: contributions of a mission-based maternity clinic to maternal and child health in the lower Sepik region of Papua New Guinea / Kathleen Barlow -- Second chance: caring for infected mothers and their children in mend, Papua New Guinea / Philip Gibbs and Winnie William -- Faith, hope and charity: barriers to condom use among women in Southern Malawi / Nicole Hayes -- Shortages, priorities and maternal health: muddled Kastom and women's rights in Malaita, Solomon Islands / Stephanie Hobbis -- Maternal health (in)equity in Mursi (Mun), Southern Ethiopia: behind the hype of 'harmful cultural practices' / Shama LaTosky -- Maternal health service access and delivery in challenging contexts settings: the case of rural Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa / Vida Yakong and Naomi McPherson -- Giving birth in Douala, Cameroon. A real challenge / Jeannette Wogaing -- Throwing the mother out with the bathwater: Vanuatu's breastfeeding initiative in theory and practice / Chelsea Wentworth -- Reproductive anomalies in the Marshall Islands / Nancy J. Pollock -- Examining the intersections of gender and reproduction in Chuuk: reflections on the relevance and utility of MDG goals in a small island(s) community / Sarah A. Smith
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 317 pages
Isbn
9781772580044
Lccn
2016417873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936978520
  • (OCoLC)ocn936978520

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