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Following the Money: The Kafala System and Chain of Domestic Workers’ Migration

January 2021

This report summarises the discussion during the session of the same name organised by the International Domestic Workers Federation at the Global South Women’s Forum in December 2020. Topics covered include care work and macroeconomic policies, migrant domestic workers’ contributions to their home economies, push and pull factors for their migration, the profits of Lebanon’s […]

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White Paper on Women’s Equality and Economic Rights in Eastern and Southern Africa

January 2021

This white paper and accompanying documents discuss women’s equality and economic rights in Southern and Eastern Africa. They were drafted by Rebecca Ramirez, a legal intern with the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law, under the supervision of the Clinic’s Acting Director, Tamar Ezer. Ishita Dutta of IWRAW Asia Pacific […]

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A Portal to Macro-Level Economics through the Lens of African Feminists

December 2020

Held during Global South Women’s Forum 2020, the Nawi – Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective presents a preview of its repository of all forms of written and spoken knowledge by African women on economic issues, with a focus on African feminist thought in particular. To be developed as a comprehensive, multi-themed annotated bibliography, it will pull together […]

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Disrupting the Global Food Systems towards Advancing Gender Equality, Human Rights and International Solidarity: The Case of South Africa, Brazil, China and Mexico

December 2020

COVID-19 has undermined food security both directly, by disrupting food systems, and indirectly, through the impacts of lockdowns on household incomes and physical access to food. Furthermore, COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic could undermine food production, processing and marketing, but the most concerning impacts are on the demand side – economic and physical access […]

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Feminist Engagements with Trade Policy: A Feminist Perspective on Gender Equality and Trade

December 2020

This session, organised by FEMNET at Global South Women’s Forum 2020, explores the question of what feminist trade policy means. It looks specifically at what the AfCFTA is trying to achieve in terms of intra-continental trade expansion and what that means for women beyond gender equality but also in terms of women’s economic rights and […]

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The Deep Gender Divide in Fisheries across the Coast of Kenya

December 2020

This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 highlights the lack of women’s inclusion in fisheries governance and throughout the fisheries value chain and supply chain on the Kenyan coast. With speakers Anastacia Cheruiyot (Richana), Mercy Mghanga (CWIFE) and Dorcas Malogho (IOWB). Duration: 57:15 Subtitles: English

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The Audacity to Disrupt: An Introduction to Feminist Macro-level Economics

December 2020

Organised by Gender and Development Network at Global South Women’s Forum 2020, this learning and sharing session is directed at women’s rights activists from all parts of the world who are fighting to disrupt dominant narratives and oppressive systems that continue to push women behind. See also the resource pack [PDF]. Duration: 1:33:24 Subtitles: None

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‘LALELA’: Amplifying the voices of LBTQ persons in Zimbabwe

December 2020

Presented by Pakasipiti, this session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 highlights key issues around macroeconomic justice especially for the marginalised LBTQ community in Africa, using poetry and spoken word. With speakers Miles Moyo (Voice of the Voiceless) and Tinashe Wakapila. Duration: 1:31:05 Subtitles: None

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Following the Money: The Kafala System and Chain of Domestic Workers’ Migration

December 2020

The Kafala sponsorship system is a set of policies and laws that tie migrant workers’ status to their sponsor. Migrant domestic workers are governed by this system and excluded from labour laws in the Middle East and Gulf countries. This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 addresses the interlinkages between domestic work, care labour, […]

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Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Women’s Right to Access Justice

November 2020

This paper aims to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted justice systems around the world, with a focus on access to justice for women on issues related to gender-based violence and rights in the family. It forms part of a broader inquiry into the gaps in rights protection being experienced by women at […]

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