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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 | 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. 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Engaging Faith | Fri, Dec 4, 2009

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8, 2009

Readings

Genesis 3:9-15, 20

Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12

Luke 1:26-38

Calendar

December 7 - 18: United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 10: Human Rights Day

December 11: Chanukkah begins at sunset. (Judaism)

December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Quotes

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King [b]

Engaging Faith | Fri, Nov 13, 2009

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King [b]

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King [b]

November 22, 2009

Readings

Daniel 7:13-14

Revelation 1:5-8

John 18:33b-37

Calendar

November 22: Memorial Gathering in Georgia to remember those killed by people trained at the US Army School at Fort Benning

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/violence/

Feminist Political Economic Analysis of U.S. Chicken Industry

Global Women's Project | Fri, Sep 19, 2008

Feminist Political Economic Analysis of U.S. Chicken Industry

Kristin Sampson uses a feminist political economy (FPE) framework to analyze the U.S. commercial poultry industry as an exemplifier of a production model that is being replicated in poultry sectors across the globe as well as in other livestock, agricultural, and industrial sectors. Trade and investment liberalization brings the industrial model into direct contact with the traditional systems of raising chickens which still feature prominently in developing countries. In light of FPE, how does the industrial poultry production model fare in terms of advancing the sustaining and flourishing of life and providing sustainable livelihoods?

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