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Strategic Partners for New Economic and Social Directions:A Concept Paper

Global Women's Project | Sun, Oct 15, 2006

Strategic Partners for New Economic and Social Directions:A Concept Paper

Overview of the Strategic Partners Initiative and its emphasis on collaboration in research and analysis of key problems at the local level in order to identify their linkages to policy decisions at the national and global levels, and situate them within the context of similar experiences in the U.S. and abroad - thereby developing a more comprehensive view of the dynamics currently at work in our world.
Did You Know...Fact Sheets: U.S. Government Initiatives on Trade

Global Women's Project | Thu, Feb 2, 2006

Did You Know...Fact Sheets: U.S. Government Initiatives on Trade

There are a series of trade initiatives that are sponsored and/or driven by the U.S. government through a variety of mechanisms which are moving at a rapid pace. Trade and investment policies will have major impacts on the region and globally. The Global Women's Project at the Center of Concern is concerned with the gender and social impacts of trade and investment agreements that favor corporate interests over national sovereignty and the rights of people, the market over real development needs.

The below fact sheets critique the impact that these policies are having on women, their families and their communities. They are designed to serve a proactive role in critiquing and shaping the power relationships behind these policies. Because of our role as gender activists in the North, we recognize and oppose the fact that the U.S. is using a variety of mechanisms to push an agenda which is hindering the common good.

More than a Numbers Game? Ensuring that the Millennium Development Goals Address Structural Injustice

Global Women's Project | Tue, Sep 6, 2005

More than a Numbers Game? Ensuring that the Millennium Development Goals Address Structural Injustice

"The MDGs represent an attempt to articulate, at the highest political level and in a comprehensive fashion, the priority areas of social, economic and environmental development that need to be pursued in order to reduce poverty and enable sustainable development. The multi-dimensional nature of the goals makes them an important step beyond the use of economic growth as an indirect measure of poverty reduction. The goals are not perfect, nor are they ambitious enough, but their achievement would mark a major step towards a more just world."
Center Of Concern Regrets Passage Of DR-CAFTA

Global Women's Project | Thu, Jul 28, 2005

Center Of Concern Regrets Passage Of DR-CAFTA

"The Center of Concern deeply regrets the passage of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) by the U.S. Congress last night in a narrow vote of 217 to 215.

Despite staunch opposition by people of faith, women, workers, public health advocates, small farmers, students, and indigenous in all six DR-CAFTA countries, the Bush Administration and Republican leadership have favored the interests of a narrow minority at the expense of many."
CAFTA Rules on Sovereign Debt: Cementing the Chains of Debt

Global Women's Project | Wed, Apr 13, 2005

CAFTA Rules on Sovereign Debt: Cementing the Chains of Debt

"The rules of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) have been widely criticized by debt campaigners for embodying a model of development that is certain to maintain, if not worsen, the debt woes of its developing country members. In spite of this, CAFTA rules that directly govern the treatment of sovereign debt have received relatively little attention and exposure. In fact, by extending to sovereign debt the application of rules elaborated in the context of investment agreements and with the aim of protection of foreign investors (such as Most Favoured Nation, National Treatment and investor-state arbitration), CAFTA spares no effort to close all possible exits to the debt problems of Central American countries."

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