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Through the AWID 2012 Forum, we aimed to explore how economic power is impacting on women and the planet, and to facilitate connections among the very diverse groups working on these issues from both human rights and justice approaches so that together we contribute to stronger, more effective strategies to advance women’s rights and justice.

Regardless of the circumstances and contexts in which we live, economic power cuts across all dimensions of our lives, from negotiating household expenditures to allocating national budgets and campaigning for recognition of the care economy, fair wages, decent working conditions, and affordable, common access to the world’s resources – including food, water, energy and land.

Economic power also impacts on and intersects with all women’s rights issues and agendas – from reproductive and sexual rights to violence against women, education, political participation and health.

This section of the website provides a range of resources on the linkages between economic policies and practices at the micro, meso and macro levels and women’s lived realities, opportunities and challenges for transforming economic power, organized by 10 ten Critical Issues.  The resources come from a diverse array of sources. Most of the content currently in this section of the site was generated by participants in preparation for and follow up to the Forum. We plan to grow the site with relevant content and welcome your contributions and feedback.



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