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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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Arab Feminist Civil Society Perspective Regarding States’ Policies on Economic Justice and Rights

December 2020

This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 presents two policy papers by the Arab Feminist CSOs Network on the elimination of gender-based violence and economic justice and rights. The papers were developed within the process of preparing for Beijing +25, the Generation Equality Forum 2021 to amplify the voices of civil society and feminist […]

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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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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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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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COVID, Hunger and Creative Approaches to Food Security: Women’s Exchange across Region and Ethnicity in Sri Lanka

December 2020

This session held at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 presents a field visit to a collective of women farmers called the Uva-Wellasa Women’s Federation, housed in the primarily Sinhala-speaking southwestern district of Monaragala, which is also one of the poorest districts in Sri Lanka. The field visit involves members of various collective food production initiatives […]

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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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