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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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Promote Prevention, Question Criminalisation: Reframing Responses to Child Marriage

December 2020

This South Asian dialogue, held by Feminist Inquiries into Rights and Equality (FIRE), was supported by IWRAW Asia Pacific as a consortium partner. FIRE project partners from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Nepal, as well as other country partners and allies, provided information on the ground-level realities of child and early marriage (CEM), emphasising […]

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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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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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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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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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Women, the State, and the Market in the Philippines: Case Studies on Sex Work, the War on Drugs, and the Conflict in Mindanao

December 2020

This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 presents three important conversations in the Philippines that engage with broader struggles faced by women globally: sex work; the war on drugs and its debilitating economic consequences on the poor; and the neglect of women’s needs in fiscal programming in conflict-affected areas. Delilah, a Filipina sex worker, […]

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