Resource Themes Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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The Deal We Always Wanted: A Dialogue on a Feminist Digital Economy

December 2020

This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 seeks to highlight the urgent imperative for social movements to respond to the ongoing Big Tech-led restructuring of all sectors of the global economy and the resultant injustices, and identify feminist digital justice as the next horizon for Southern feminism in its 21st avatar. With speakers Natalia […]

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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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Essential Labour: Reflections from Fearless Collective’s Work with Muslim and Dalit Wastepickers in Delhi

December 2020

Fearless Collective shares their work in Delhi, reflecting on the conversations they had with a community of Muslim and Dalit wastepickers – what is considered essential to them? How do they see their lives and their work in the context of the city and the pandemic? Duration: 1:34:08 Subtitles: None

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Breaking Silos, Building Movements: Connecting Gender Equality and Macroeconomics

November 2020

How do global economic and development structures impact the daily lives of women? Experts Barbara Adams (Global Policy Forum), Emma Bürgisser (Bretton Woods Project), Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa (Tebtebba), Azra Talat Sayeed (Roots for Equity) and Chantal Umuhoza (SPECTRA: Young Feminists Activism) explain macroeconomic policies and their relevance to the struggle for gender equality, particularly in the […]

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#FIRESpeak Info Hour

November 2020

In its first ever info hour, the Feminist Inquiries into Rights and Equality (FIRE) consortium took a dive into our research on child marriages in South Asia, and shared insights into what was uncovered. This Twitter Moment compiles the contributions to the conversation.

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Recovering Rights: Governments’ Obligation to Ensure Substantive Gender Equality

August 2020

The Recovering Rights series from the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) looks at opportunities for the post-COVID-19 transformation of our economies, with rights and justice at the centre. This brief, written in partnership with IWRAW Asia Pacific, discusses the disproportionate economic disadvantages faced by women as a result of the pandemic, and the […]

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Civil Society Statement at the 76th CEDAW Session on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls

June 2020

This statement was delivered by IWRAW Asia Pacific programme officer Marisa Hutchinson and programme manager Shanti Uprety at the 76th CEDAW session on 29 June 2020, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement was compiled from information shared by 28 NGOs from 22 countries around the world. Seven pages, PDF; also available as […]

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Addressing Human Trafficking: The Case for Open Borders

2020

Samuel Okyere of the University of Bristol discusses the obstacles to safe and accessible means of migration which keep traffickers in business. Duration: 5:07 Subtitles: English, Spanish Hacer frente a la trata: el caso de las fronteras abiertas Samuel Okyere, de la Universidad de Bristol, debate sobre los obstáculos para migrar de manera segura y […]

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From ‘Stop Migration’ to Safe Migration

2020

Pooja of Srijan Foundation and the Jharkhand Anti-Trafficking Network makes the case that there are no benefits to the ‘stop migration’ approach because people will always seek to migrate if there are insufficient opportunities at home, and recommends an end to protectionist policies in order to empower women. With thanks to Ishita Dutta, Meenu Batra […]

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Trafficking at the Intersections of Gender, Migration, Labour and Development

2020

Borislav Gerasimov of the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women discusses the importance of different international legal frameworks and the need to ensure complementarity in addressing human trafficking. Borislav Gerasimov, de la Alianza Mundial contra la Trata de Mujeres, habla sobre la importancia de los diferentes marcos legales internacionales y la necesidad de asegurarnos de […]

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