How is macroeconomics relevant to women’s human rights?: Further resources

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Further resources

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Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD). (25 March 2020). “COVID-19 Highlights the Failure of Neoliberal Capitalism: We Need Feminist Global Solidarity”.

Balakrishnan, R., Elson, D., Heintz, J., & Walters, J. (2019). Auditing for Economic Policy for Human Rights: A guide for activists and advocates. Center for Women’s Global Leadership.

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Center for Women’s Global Leadership. (2019). The Impact of Economic Reforms and Austerity Measures on Women’s Human Rights.

EQUALS. (1 November 2019). The Sexist Economy – Meet Devaki Jain, A Mother of Feminist Economics [Podcast]. Apple Podcasts.

European Women’s Lobby. (2019). Purple Pact: A Feminist Approach to the Economy.

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Feminists for a Binding Treaty. (August 2018). Women’s Rights Beyond the Business Case: Ensuring Corporate Accountability. (also available in French)

FEMNET. (June 2018). Policy Brief: Fight Corruption, Finance Gender Equality.

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Gender & Development Network. (2020). Macroeconomic policy and the Beijing+25 process.

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Gurumurthy, A., Chami, N., & Alemany Billorou, C. (2018). Gender Equality in the Digital Economy: Emerging Issues. Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era & IT for Change.

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Resources Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD). 18 March 2020. “Tax & Fiscal Justice: Our revenues for our rights! An open letter to policy-makers in light of the Covid19 health crisis”.

Bretton Woods Project. (7 April 2020.) “COVID-19 crisis highlights urgency of reconsidering World Bank’s MFD approach”.

Fresnillo, I., & Serafini, V. (7 April 2020). “World Bank and IMF response to debt crisis undermines women’s rights”. Bretton Woods Project.

Gender & Development Network. Feminist Responses to COVID-19.

Global Unions. (April 2020). The Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank must produce a plan to coordinate economic stimulus, public health action and debt relief.

Global Women’s Strike. (9 April 2020). “Press Statement: In response to Covid-19 and the climate emergency: organizations around the world call for a Care Income Now!”

Hawaiʻi State Commission on the Status of Women. (April 2020). Building Bridges, Not Walking on Backs.

Saiz, I. (27 March 2020). “Time for a Rights-Based Global Economic Stimulus to Tackle COVID-19”. Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR).

WIDE+. (2020.) “COVID-19 Crisis from a feminist perspective: overview of different articles published”.


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