Gender and Economic Justice: Dreaming alternatives

Jayati Ghosh argues it is time for feminists to enter into the discussion of alternatives more forcefully in order to define how economic institutions and policies can ensure a gender-just economy and society. Introduction We have just lived through a phase in which the only grand idea that survived in much of the world seemed […]

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Surviving the Fierce New World

Posted in Plenary 2 on October 25th, 2012 by

Gita Sen   The struggle for development We are living in a fierce new world where social contracts are being broken, where new players are emerging, but old ones are not willing to give up. The definitions and meanings of development are being fought over from who is being appointed at the IMF and the […]

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No Economic Justice without Gender Justice

Posted in Plenary 1 on October 24th, 2012 by

Wendy Harcourt. It seems incredible in these days of economic crisis that over 2,200 women (and some men) found the time and money to fly to Istanbul for a discussion on gender and economic justice at the AWID Forum 2012. Registrations closed a week before the event opened and the majority of the 800 organizations […]

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Women’s Work Exposed: New Trends And Their Implications

Posted in Labour & Work on October 24th, 2012 by

Facts and Issues, No. 10. August 2004 All women work, whether in factories, fields, organizations, markets, corporations, banks, schools, etc., and/or in their communities and in the home. In fact, women spend much of their lifetime working and the work they do is essential to our societies and our economies. Despite the prevalence of women’s […]

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The Other Financial Crisis: Growth and crash of the microfinance sector in India

Posted in Access to and control of resources on October 24th, 2012 by

Christa Wichterich. Abstract. Christa examines the integration of women into the financial market and the role borrowers of microcredits play. She argues that lending to women and microcredits as a main source of income has brought a financialization of everyday life to Indian villages resulting in a feminization of indebtedness. Introduction In recent years, India has […]

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