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“Austerity Policies Overwhelmingly Undermine Women’s Rights”: Emma Bürgisser

March 2021

Emma Bürgisser of Bretton Woods Project explains macroeconomic policy and how it impacts every dimension of gender equality, by either exacerbating or alleviating pre-existing gender inequalities in society. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara (Arabic), Sophia Leonard (English), Fernando Gabriel Fiorillo (Portuguese), Natalie […]

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Creating a Caring Economy: The role of IFIs and the CEDAW framework in transformative change

March 2021

At this Civil Society Policy Forum Session, panelists considered the international human rights obligations of the IMF and World Bank in relation to care work, particularly the role of migrant domestic workers in the global economy, exploring how reorienting toward a ‘caring economy’ contributes to long-term transformation. Video | Transcript    

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“No One Lives a Single-Issue Life”: Chantal Umuhoza

March 2021

“Working together makes us stronger.” Chantal Umuhoza from Rwanda describes the connection between macroeconomic issues and sexual and reproductive rights, and the importance of collaborating with activists from different sectors and regions. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara (Arabic), Sophia Leonard (English), Fernando […]

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“There Should Be No Imperialist Policies Within Agricultural Production”: Azra Talat Sayeed

March 2021

Azra Talat Sayeed of Roots For Equity, Pakistan, describes the reality for landless agricultural women workers, and why women’s access to the control of resources is the only way to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara […]

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“If It Doesn’t Work for Women, It Absolutely Doesn’t Work at All”: Barbara Adams

February 2021

The private sector’s focus on profitability, governmental failure to properly tax the wealthy, and decisions on money allocation are all crucial factors affecting the Sustainable Development Goals. Ultimately, these impact gender equality and women’s rights. In this video, Barbara Adams of Global Policy Forum explains why the public sector is essential for achieving the SDGs, […]

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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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#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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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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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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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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