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Sustainable Development Goals

Research on Women and Gender Unit (KANITA) has the thematic groups that are directly engaging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda, including:

  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls;
  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere;
  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture;
  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all;
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages;

Our faculties and researchers aim to facilitate peer learning through advocating and disseminating knowledge, discovering potential collaboration and partnership, and sharing different approaches to how academic research on SDGs can be incorporated into the stakeholder agenda. KANITA is the pioneer research centre in Malaysia that focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its two strongest research themes are SDG-5 (Gender equality) and SDG-8 (Decent work). The first area of KANITA’s research interest is on the issues of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Although women’s equality and empowerment is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but it also cross-cutting to other dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. SDG 5 has particular relevance to the SDG-8, where KANITA emphasises research on the issues of decent and precarious working conditions, and work-life balance through the gender lens.

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