Can Monitoring and Evaluation be Feminist?

Posted in Financial Flows, Interdisciplinary on March 13th, 2013 by

Women’s organizations are leading complex social change processes that are political and feminist! Why can’t the same be true of our monitoring and evaluation practices? Women’s organizations are being pressed to show why donor resources are making a difference. This session – one of the top ten breakout sessions as voted for by Forum participants […]

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Center Staging Women’s Leadership in Climate Resilient/Sustainable Development

Posted in The Planet & Ecological Health on March 11th, 2013 by

This 6-hour session built upon the reality that the women’s movement has been a driving force in the environmental and sustainable development movement since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. The opening dialogue featured a range of feminist activists who critically examined current frameworks of sustainability and climate change adaptation, reviewing Rio Plus 20, the […]

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Organizing for women’s economic empowerment: Access to resources and principles for change

Posted in Access to and control of resources on March 11th, 2013 by

Contribution by Just Associates (JASS). Abstract: At the 12th International AWID Forum, JASS organized the in-depth session “Access to and Control over Resources: Organizing for Women’s EmPOWERment”. The following section presents some of the key ideas discussed in an attempt to broaden the understanding of access and control of resources from an analysis of power […]

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Access to and control over resources: Organizing for women’s economic empowerment

Posted in Access to and control of resources on March 11th, 2013 by

Consumer-driven capitalism, the elimination of social safety nets and the privatization of public goods and services has turned everything, from land and capital to healthcare, technology, clean air, and even political influence, into a commodity – accessible only to those willing and able to pay a price. The resulting inequities in access to and control […]

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Re-envisioning development, exploring alternative constructions across the globe

In the context of converging crises, this in-depth session aimed to contribute to the debate on challenging the mainstream economic model from a critical feminist perspective. By convening a range of voices from different movements and sectors, the session began by unpacking development, departing from the understanding that development is a politically constructed process and […]

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Changing World Geopolitics and Global Governance: Making sense of the trends, actors and their implications for women’s rights

Posted in Global Governance on March 11th, 2013 by

Why and how is global governance relevant to women’s rights and why is it so complex and difficult to talk about in the current world reality? With contributions from key leaders and thinkers this in-depth session shared relevant characteristics of the current global context, exploring for example the connections between how growth is defined and […]

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Who governs the internet

Posted in Global Governance on March 11th, 2013 by

By Jac sm Kee. Jac is the focal point for APC WNSP’s work on women’s rights. She coordinates the EROTICS research (Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet) and APC’s “Take Back The Tech!” campaign. From falling in love to falling into debt It is not an exaggeration to say that the internet has entered […]

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Why is the Internet a Feminist Issue?

Posted in Private Sector & Corporate Power on February 8th, 2013 by

The women’s programme of world’s oldest progressive internet network outlines its priority issues for the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development that will gather over 2000 women’s rights activists from around the world from April 19 to 22, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. Self, body and autonomy The internet is a key channel […]

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Africa Tax Spotlight: Focus on Gender and Taxation

Posted in Financial Flows on February 8th, 2013 by

Welcome to the 5th edition of TJN-A’s Africa Tax Spotlight, which is dedicated to issues about taxation and its relationship with men, women, gender equality and equity in Africa. There is no better time to release this edition than now following the world’s recent centennial celebration of the International Women’s day. I had the great […]

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Auditing Economic Policy in the Light of Obligations on Economic and Social Rights

Posted in The Role of the State on February 8th, 2013 by

Auditing Economic Policy in the Light of Obligations on Economic and Social Rights (2008) considers how concerned citizens might audit economic policies from a human rights perspective, which a particular focus on economic and social rights. The paper draws on a project on economic policy and social rights in Mexico and the USA, aiming to […]

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The Right to Food, Gender Equality and Economic Policy

Posted in The Role of the State on February 8th, 2013 by

Workshop Rapporteur and Writer: Alexandra Spieldoch. Editor: Savi Bisnath. This report is the culmination of a two-day experts meeting, “The Right to Food, Gender Equality and Economic Policy.”  The meeting was organized as a means to contribute to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food’s work on gender equality, including a final […]

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