Solidarity economy initiatives from the ground up: What can we learn from the women home-based workers of Southeast Asia?

What can the most invisible and marginalized of women workers contribute to the discourse on solidarity economy based on their concrete experiences over time? This question acquires significance in the light of the combined financial, economic, and environmental crises coupled with the increasing incidence of disasters in Southeast Asia. These have led to massive job […]

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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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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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