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About Kate Donald

Kate Donald is Director of the Human Rights in Development program at the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and former Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.

Kate Donald es la directora del programa de Derechos Humanos en el Desarrollo del Centro por los Derechos Económicos y Sociales (Center for Economic and Social Rights, CESR) y fue asesora de la antigua Relatora Especial de la ONU sobre la extrema pobreza y los derechos humanos.

.كيت هي مديرة حقوق الإنسان في برنامج التنمية في مركز الحقوق الاقتصادية والاجتماعي

Articles by Kate Donald

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

La lucha contra la desigualdad: el potencial de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible

Para alcanzar el Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 10 sobre la reducción de la desigualdad, se requerirá cambiar profundamente el paradigma de desarrollo y dar especial atención a los derechos humanos. Una contribución al debate de openGlobalRights sobre la desigualdad económica y los derechos humanos. English

Tackling inequality: the potential of the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal 10 on reducing inequality will require profound changes to “business-as-usual” and close attention to human rights. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on economic inequality and human rights. Español.

Winning a place for human rights in the new sustainable development agenda

Though far from perfect, the new Sustainable Development Goals include important human rights commitments and do a better job than the MDGs of linking human rights to development. Españolالعربية

الفوز بإدراج حقوق الإنسان ضمن الأجندة الجديدة للتنمية المستدامة

على الرغم من أن الأهداف الجديدة للتنمية المستدامة بعيدة عن كونها كاملة أو مثالية، فإنها تشمل التزامات هامة في مجال حقوق الإنسان وتقوم بعمل أفضل من الأهداف الإنمائية للألفية (MDGs) لربط حقوق الإنسان بالتنمية. English, Español

Ganar un lugar para los derechos humanos en la nueva agenda de desarrollo sostenible

Aunque están lejos de ser perfectos, los nuevos Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible incluyen compromisos importantes en materia de derechos humanos y son más eficaces que los ODM para vincular los derechos humanos con el desarrollo. English, العربية

CSW: Arguments for reducing the intense time burden of women's unpaid care work

Unpaid care work is one of the major barriers to women's rights, economic empowerment and poverty reduction. Will the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, and the frantic efforts of women's rights advocates at the CSW in New York this week, get unpaid care work on to the post-2015 agenda ?

Unpaid care: the missing women’s rights issue

Unsupported and unshared care work perpetuates women’s poverty, political marginalization and social subordination. The distribution of care is not natural or inevitable, but rather socially constructed and in our power to change, says Kate Donald

The vicious circle of poverty and injustice

Although the fundamental injustice of poverty cannot be remedied by lawyers alone, legal aid is crucial to a fair and effective justice system. No government that makes it harder for the poor to navigate through the justice system can claim poverty reduction as a priority, says Kate Donald

The feminisation of poverty and the myth of the 'welfare queen'

Governments are constructing social policy based on misrepresentations and stereotypes about poor people and welfare claimants, rather than by reference to the structural inequalities that affect everyone, argues Kate Donald

Governing poverty: risking rights

The regime of controls, conditionalities and sanctions that characterise the governance of poverty - in stark contrast to laissez faire financial governance - threatens the rights and the dignity of those it ostensibly protects, say Kate Donald and Smriti Upadhyay
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