unpaid work

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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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) / Growth

Posted in Financial Flows, Labour & Work on February 5th, 2013 by

What counts, what doesn’t count, who’s doing the counting, and what are the data used for? After an introduction to the basics using ‘chapters’ from the Who’s Counting? video, this session explored the current status of national income accounting, the best questions feminists can be asking, and the best strategies to adopt. A summary prepared […]

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50% of the 99%

Laura Carlsen. What’s 50 percent of 99 percent? This isn’t a math quiz. To put the question in non-numerical terms: where are women in the global economic crisis? The movement of the 99 percent that began in the United States made visible the human beings who suffer the brutal inequality and injustice of an economic […]

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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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