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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Trafficking & Women’s Rights

December 2020

In this episode of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)’s series on the UN Trafficking Protocol and anti-trafficking work more broadly, Borislav Gerasimov and Sharmila Parmanand speak with IWRAW Asia Pacific programme manager Ishita Dutta. Ishita speaks about the challenges for women’s rights activists to engage with state institutions and what women’s rights […]

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#GSWF2020 Threads

December 2020

The Global South Women’s Forum went virtual in 2020, taking on macroeconomics with Global South feminist voices from around the world. This Twitter Moment shares links to the videos along with IWRAW Asia Pacific’s threads on the sessions.

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Empowering Female and LGBTQIA Artists within the Global Creative Industry: DJ sets from SHAP SHAP

December 2020

SHAP SHAP is a non-profit organisation created in 2015 to take action on global inequalities and racial and gender discriminations through cultural projects. It contributes to empowering the artistic, social, political and economic status of emerging and off-grid artists from the Global South (living in Africa and Latin America, from the diaspora, Afro-Latino descendants in […]

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Strengthening the Capacity of Feminist Organisations from the Global South to Collectively Challenge Macroeconomic Policies in Order to Protect Women’s Land and Territory Rights

December 2020

Organised by the Feminist Land Platform at Global South Women’s Forum 2020, this session brought together feminist organisations from the South to discuss and develop an alternative policy approach and advocacy strategy to protect women’s land rights in the different regions that are suffering from increasing processes of land grabbing and conflicts around their land […]

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Secure Women’s Land Rights through Beijing+25 Action Coalitions: A Gateway towards a Feminist Economic Transformation

December 2020

Land and natural resources are key drivers of inequality, including gender inequality. Land grabbing, land reforms in urban and rural areas and climate change impacts have both exacerbated women’s land rights challenges and led women into abject poverty. This session organised by Oxfam at the Global South Women’s Forum brought together feminist leaders and partners […]

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The Urgency of Fiscal Justice: The Threat of Another Era of Austerity across the Global South

December 2020

Fiscal austerity measures over the past 40 years have waged a war against public systems and services, eroding the fabric of societies, deepening intersectional inequality, exclusion and discrimination on all scales of income, gender, race, caste, disability and sexuality. As the IMF’s emergency financing packages phase out in 2021, another wave of public budget cuts […]

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Building a Feminist Future: Towards a Feminist and Human-Rights-Based Global Social Pact on Care

December 2020

This session, held by ESCR-Net at Global South Women’s Forum 2020, addresses the uneven social organisation of care work and presents a framework to reframe the economic system as a caring economy and challenge the current neoliberal model based on economic growth. Related topics on the commodification of common goods, financialisation and labour flexibilisation are […]

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Advancing Human Rights through Gender-Responsive Public Services: A Feminist Alternative to Privatisation

December 2020

This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 convenes feminist activists, experts, and practitioners working to counter the privatisation and commercialisation of public services that are essential for the realisation of women’s rights and the advancement of gender equality. Speakers Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona (GI-ESCR), Kate Donald (Centre for Economic and Social Rights), Verónica Montúfar (Public […]

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Joint Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women

December 2020

Written together with our partners at Sexual Rights Initiative and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects, this submission focuses on the limitations of a carceral approach to addressing sexual and gender-based violence and the importance of having consent-based frameworks. Word document, seven pages.

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A Feminist Analysis of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38 on Trafficking in Women & Girls

December 2020

The CEDAW General Recommendation no. 38 on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration, adopted in November 2020, recognises that the ‘globally dominant economic policies are the cause behind large-scale economic inequality between States and individuals that manifests as labour exploitation’. It also highlights that macroeconomic factors produce the conditions of […]

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