Women and Econ

Reframing the Economy through Women's Eyes

Global Women's Project | Wed, Apr 27, 2011

Reframing the Economy through Women's Eyes

Maria Riley presented “Reframing the Economy through Women’s Eyes” at the 2011 Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The presentation discusses problems with our current economic model and provides alternatives for moving forward toward a more sustainable and just future. It emphasizes and uses Feminist Political Economics and highlights the importance of accounting for unpaid household care work.

Measuring the Quality of Life: Beyond the GDP

Global Women's Project | Thu, Mar 17, 2011

Measuring the Quality of Life: Beyond the GDP

“Among economists, social scientists, public policy advocates and a number of political leaders there is growing agreement that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an inadequate instrument for measuring human and societal well-being. In the briefing paper ‘What’s Wrong with the GDP?’ Julia Wartenberg points out that the problem is not with the GDP but with an inappropriate application of the GDP.” In this briefing paper, Maria Riley discusses the progress which has been made in developing complementary measures to the GDP.

Global Women's Project | Tue, Apr 15, 2014

GWP's Center Focus Live! Welcomes Filmmakers and Advocates for Women's Equality, John Fuegi and Jo Francis

On April 10 at Georgetown Unversity's School of Continuing Studies auditorium, the Center of Concern's Global Women's Project (GWP) hosted a new event, Center Focus Live!. The event included a film screening, question and answer session with the filmmakers, and reception to celebrate the Project's legacy of leadership on women's issues through research, education, and advocacy. Dr. John Fuegi and Ms. Jo Francis, filmmakers of the featured presentation, The War Within: A Portrait of Viriginia Woolf, fielded questions from a lively audience and offered insights into their work on the internationally acclaimed film series, Women of Power. Dr. Deva Kemmis, the new director of the Global Women's Project, shared her commitment to continue working for girls' education and women's empowerment. Dr. Carolyn Bain, the director of communications, organized the event. 

Global Women's Project | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Global Women's Project Affirms Mandela's Commitment to Social Equality

The Global Women's Project mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela and celebrates his incomparable achievements. Mandela's work challenged prejudices of all kinds and inspired people across the world to work against injustice. Women have historically been among those most oppressed, and still bear great injustice and inequality in many regions of the world today. As we look toward Human Rights Day on December 10, the Global Women's Project affirms the timeless message of Nelson Mandela, who wrote in a letter, August 1, 1970: “Social equality is the only basis of human happiness.”  Please join us in commemorating Mandela's legacy by supporting our work!

Global Women's Project | Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Myth Busting: Women's Parity in the EU Immigration Crisis

Dr. Deva Kemmis, the director of the Center's Global Women's Project, joins advocates and scholars researching solutions to establish parity for women in the immigration crises within the European Community. At a meeting held at Georgetown University's BMW Center at the School of Foreign Service, Kemmis questioned women's progress on issues of education, work, child care, and opportunities for leadership roles. 

Seeding Justice:  A New Value System for Food and Agriculture

Global Women's Project | Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Seeding Justice: A New Value System for Food and Agriculture

The current food price crisis clearly demonstrates this fundamental conflict. Industrial agribusiness corporations have reported record profits, while the number of those who are food insecure has surpassed one billion. , The extremes of wealth accumulation amidst deepening impoverishment make clear the need for re-structuring of the global economic system, starting with the replacement of the current industrial agricultural model with an agricultural system rooted in human needs and the global common good.



Advancing Human Well-Being

Global Women's Project | Sat, Dec 1, 2012

Advancing Human Well-Being

For the past several years, the work of the Global Women’s Project (GWP) has focused on advancing human well-being, an issue we believe is not currenlty substantially addressed in the public sphere. We are living through a period of intertwined crises: care, environmental, ecological, economic and agricultural. These crises, individually and collectively, are placing our and our society’s well-being at risk. You don’t need to look far for evidence.

Global Women's Project | Mon, May 17, 2010

Seeing the World Anew: A Framework for a Renewed Economy

Contemporary crises in finance, the economy, care, hunger, migration, energy and climate change are the interrelated signs revealing the failure of the dominant Neoliberal approach to development over the last 3 decades.  This paper analyzes the roots of these crises and lays out a vision of a way forward that promises healing, renewal and greater justice for all peoples and Earth.  It provides the framework for the Center's programming into the future. 

Time to put the GDP out to pasture

Global Women's Project | Tue, Aug 11, 2009

Time to put the GDP out to pasture

Yesterday's New York Times featured an opinion piece by Eric Zencey, professor of historical and political studies at Empire State College, entitled “G.D.P. R.I.P.” In it, Zencey makes the case that it is time to get rid of the outmoded economic concept “gross domestic product” and replace it with one that better captures well-being and our nation’s economic health.