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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Making care visible

Posted in Labour & Work, The Role of the State on April 12th, 2013 by

Every day the majority of women spend time – and often very long hours – cooking, cleaning, and caring for children, the ill and the elderly. Yet this work is not captured in data, is not discussed in national debates, and is usually not considered when designing and implementing economic and social policies. It remains […]

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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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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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We cannot be free until every one of us is free

Posted in Plenary 1 on October 24th, 2012 by

  The 12th AWID Forum began with a burst of colour in the Haliç Auditorium with 2240 women attending from 140 countries, the majority from the global South and East. Already, in the corridors and gardens of the Congress Centre, the inter-regional dialogue had begun. During the first plenary, there was discussion of the current context […]

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