8a. Gender, Inclusivity and Human Rights

NB! This track text is confirmed and approved by track chairs.

Track Chairs

Goals and Objectives of the Track

Inequality, whether it be gender inequality or other forms of discrimination, is a matter that needs to be addressed and counterworked in order to achieve justice and wellbeing for all. COVID-19 has acted as an accelerator for the existing inequality, and for the increasing relevance of an intersectional perspective. This makes the theme of the track a matter of urgency.

  • Gender will be discussed in terms of gender equality/discrimination as well gender analysis and development in several contexts: public or private institution, business context or no-profit organizations.
  • Inclusivity can be defined as fact or policy of excluding members or participants of a community due to gender, ethnicity, culture, class, politics, disability, and more.
  • Human rights include the opportunity for all human beings the right to liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, regardless of sex, nationality, ethnicity, language and religion.
  • The relevance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for gender and equality will have a particular focus.

In summary, the aim of the track is:

  1. To throw light on the relevance of gender and equality of the UN Sustainable development goals.
  2. To present the current state of the art of theories, methods, indicators and strategies to assess and to measure gender equality, inclusivity and general human rights.
  3. To present case and other empiric studies on the topic, at local, national and global level, regarding policies, products and business enterprises.

Examples of assessment methods and indicators frameworks to measure those sustainability aspects, could be, but not only: Intersectionality, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Social Footprint, Social Impact Assessment, Social Life cycle assessment, Stakeholders Engagement and Involvement, Social Reporting, and others.

Sustainability in this track will be discussed in terms of its four dimensions: The cultural, the social, the ecological and the economical.

Length and content of the proposed abstract to the track

Each proposed abstract (in connection to an area pointed out above) of between 300 and 500 words (including all aspects),

  1. shall be best organized (without headlines) along usual structures (e.g. intro/method/findings or results/ discussion/conclusions)
  2. does not need to, but can include references
  3. shall provide in a final section
    a. to which SDG(s) and SDG-target(s) their proposed abstract especially relate to (e.g. “SDG+Target: 14.1.”).
    b. a brief indication how the proposed contribution relates to the topic of the Conference (“SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND COURAGE: CULTURE, ART AND HUMAN RIGHTS”).

Abstracts which do not outline points 3.a.) AND 3.b.) might not be given special consideration in the selection for potential publications and might be considered less relevant in the Review.

Potential publication channels

With regard to potential publications, depending on the number and quality of contributions the following publication opportunities have already been envisaged (see also http://isdrs.org/journals-test/ ):

Sustainable Development. Online ISSN: 1099-1719.

Environmental Policy and Governance. Online ISSN: 1756-9338.


Deadline for submitting abstracts: See Submissions