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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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