Capacity Building on Economics and Women’s Rights

Today, the realm/field of economics and economic policy is often viewed as gender-neutral. Feminist economists and others have, however, repeatedly shown that it is not. Therefore, economic policy is a critical area for women’s rights activists to engage and push for change.

In order for women’s rights activists to challenge economic and development policies and practices that are detrimental to women’s human rights, they must be able to engage substantively in the spaces (at all levels) in which economic policies are debated and created. However, many women’s rights advocates have insufficient knowledge of economics, including specifically development economics, trade policy and financial policy, and its interconnections with women’s rights. Economic literacy courses/capacity building trainings on economics and women’s rights can contribute to closing this gap, supporting women (and men) to better engage and advocate for a just and sustainable economic system.

AWID has put together the document below to map existing literacy opportunities/capacity building training on economics and women’s human rights

  1. Economic Education and Resources 
  2. Demystifying Economics