Financial Flows

Understanding International Financial Institutions (IFIs)

Posted in Financial Flows on February 4th, 2013 by

The session highlighted 1) an overview on the IFIs (what they are, their role, and how they influence and impact country policies, investments and women’s rights and livelihoods); and 2) how civil society can advocate for gender sensitive IFI investments that promote women’s rights and justice. A summary prepared by AWID staff of the issues […]

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Gender Responsive Budgeting, An Exit Strategy from the Crisis. Interview with Zohra Khan

Posted in Financial Flows, Global Governance on November 20th, 2012 by

In this interview Zohra Khan of UN Women provides an overview around the Gender Responsive Budgeting approach, its achievements so far and major challenges ahead as a possible strategy to face up with the crisis, in poor countries as well as in rich economies. She also reports on the key issues emerged during the AWID […]

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Economics is not rocket science

Posted in Financial Flows on November 2nd, 2012 by

Gita Sen, DAWN at opening session. A Fierce New World “There has been an enormous increase in inequality between and within countries in the last two decades. Backlashes include viciousness against migrants in Europe. As women and part of women’s movement it is our struggle to see where we go from here.” This Forum is a space for dialogue, to […]

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Reflections from the 2012 AWID Forum

Posted in Financial Flows on November 2nd, 2012 by

Investing in Girls and Young Women vs. Strategies To Support Young Feminist Activism – Is there a difference? – by Amina Doherty It’s taken me a while to process all of my reflections from the 2012 AWID Forum. One of the things I’ve been sitting with was a question that came out of the break-out […]

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No Budget for Women’s Struggle in Turkey

Posted in Financial Flows, The Role of the State on November 1st, 2012 by

At the “Improving Concrete Proposals and Feminist Policies about the Violence Against Women” panel of 12. AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development,Gülsen Ülker from Women’s Solidarity Foundation, Ülfet Taylı from Organization of Women’s Shelters, Ömür Yılmaz from KAHDEM (Central Organization for Women Legal Support) and Nihal Yakın from Women’s Solidarity Association of Izmir were speakers. The state simplifies the women’s […]

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Economic Crisis Hits Gender Budgeting

Posted in Financial Flows on November 1st, 2012 by

By Jennifer Hattam. Worldwide, women are largely responsible for managing family budgets, controlling 65 percent of global spending. But, women’s needs are often ignored when it comes to government budgeting, delegates at an international meet in Turkey’s largest city observed. Over the last 10 years, there has been a growing movement to monitor national, regional, and […]

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50% of the 99%

Laura Carlsen. What’s 50 percent of 99 percent? This isn’t a math quiz. To put the question in non-numerical terms: where are women in the global economic crisis? The movement of the 99 percent that began in the United States made visible the human beings who suffer the brutal inequality and injustice of an economic […]

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Women’s Rights in the Arab World and Gender Budgeting on Focus

Posted in Financial Flows on November 1st, 2012 by

The uncertain fate of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa region was one of the most relevant concerns at the 12th International Forum of the Association for Women’s Rights In Development (AWID), held last week in Istanbul. After the Forum, Canadian activist Kate McInturff called on feminists “working at the international level” […]

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UN Women warns of funding gaps ahead

Posted in Financial Flows on November 1st, 2012 by

By Rebekah Curtis. ISTANBUL (TrustLaw) – UN Women, slammed by some activists for not making enough progress to get the women’s issues on the global agenda since its 2011 launch, warned on Friday it may face a shortage of funds for the second year in a row. The U.N. body, seeking to improve the lives […]

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Lesbians strive to end economic, social discrimination

Posted in Financial Flows, Sexuality on November 1st, 2012 by

By Lisa Anderson. ISTANBUL (TrustLaw) – Discrimination hurts many women economically and socially, but it has an even greater and sometimes dangerous impact on lesbians, according to a group of women working on lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights in dozens of countries. The women, most of them lesbians, discussed their experiences at a session called […]

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A Call for Economic Justice

Posted in Financial Flows on November 1st, 2012 by

At the 12th Association for Women’s Rights in Development International Forum, a powerful call for a more equitable economic system. Against the backdrop of ancient mosques, 2,400 people from across the globe gathered in April at the 12th Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) International Forum in Istanbul, Turkey. It was a special gathering in many respects. […]

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Women defining economic citizenship

Jennifer Allsopp. How can we empower women to participate in existing economic structures but transform them? We need a model of economic power and citizenship that is not simply about sustaining capital or growth, but sustaining and celebrating life itself.  Jenny Allsopp reports directly from the AWID Forum 2012. Here are parts two and  three of her report. […]

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