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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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