economic justice

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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Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account

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

By Radhika Balakrishnan and Diane Elson. Economic Policy and Human Rights presents a powerful critique of three decades of neoliberal economic policies, assessed from the perspective of human rights norms. In doing so, it brings together two areas of thought and action that have hitherto been separate: progressive economics concerned with promoting economic justice and […]

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Food Sovereignty and Food Security

Posted in Access to and control of resources on February 4th, 2013 by

This session presented basic notions of concepts of food security and food sovereignty; where these concepts emerged and their contexts. As well, the session highlighted distinctions between the two and their relevance for advancing women’s rights and economic justice. Speakers: Francisca Rodriguez (Asociación Nacional de Mujeres Rurales e Indígenas de Chile, ANAMURI and CLOC-Via Campesina) […]

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“Economic power isn’t just about money, it’s about building relationships”

Posted in Access to and control of resources on November 2nd, 2012 by

How can we transform economic power to advance women’s rights? That was the broad question for the 2,400 people from more than 150 different countries at the AWID Forum in Istanbul, Turkey from April 19-22. For four intense days participants strategised, shared experiences and knowledge, debated and networked with fellow activists and donors from all […]

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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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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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