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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Engaging Faith | Tue, Aug 12, 2008

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time [a]

 August 17, 2008

Readings

     Isaiah 56:1, 6-7

     Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

     Matthew 15:21-28

Calendar

August 15: Feast of the Assumption of Mary

August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Quotes

This is the mystery of our Church, that all men and women are brothers and sisters, all one in Christ, all bear the image of the Eternal God.

Case studies highlighting the gendered dynamic around agriculture, trade and food sovereignty.

Global Women's Project | Wed, Feb 14, 2007

Case studies highlighting the gendered dynamic around agriculture, trade and food sovereignty.

These fact sheets are part of a joint collaboration between the International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN) and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), and the entitled project, Transforming Women's Livelihoods in relation to food, agriculture and trade.

English Version      Spanish Version     French Version
Women, Just Trade, and the Central America Free Trade Agreement

Global Women's Project | Wed, May 5, 2004

Women, Just Trade, and the Central America Free Trade Agreement

CAFTA, like the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) before itand the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) that is currently being negotiated, is yet another example of the failure of trade to positively impact the more than one billion people living in poverty
in the world today, the majority of whom are women. Ten years after its implementation, the differential gender impacts of NAFTA have yet o be examined and calls for gender assessments of the FTAA have gone un-heeded. By failing to include any analysis of how CAFTA may affect women and men differently, this trade agreement promises to further impoverish women throughout the region, endanger their health and well-being, and undermine their ability to protect their families, communities, environments, and livelihoods.
Women Say No to CAFTA

Global Women's Project | Wed, Apr 28, 2004

Women Say No to CAFTA

"Representatives of women's organizations and social movements in Central America and the United States, led by the U.S. Gender and Trade Network (USGTN) and Las Dignas in El Salvador, have written this sign-on letter and background paper in opposition to the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and to urge Members of Congress in Central America and the U.S. to oppose the agreement should it come before them for approval. Take Action Now to stop this unjust trade agreement and send organizational sign-ons to fnageer@coc.org."
Breaking Boundaries II-Women and the Free Trade Area of the Americas: Understanding the Connections

Global Women's Project | Wed, Oct 15, 2003

Breaking Boundaries II-Women and the Free Trade Area of the Americas: Understanding the Connections

This publication is a joint effort of participants in the U.S. Gender and Trade Network (USGTN). It is a popular education tool on ""Women and the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA)"" which includes analysis of the potential impacts of the FTAA from a gender perspective.This resource explores the impacts of privatization, deregulation, and NAFTA on services, investment, migration, militarization, labor, and agriculture and examines how this relates to regional integration in the Americas. This publication is available as a popular educational tool for activists with a particular focus on the U.S. experience.The resource booklet includes discussion questions and provides reference and background information that is useful in: (1) raising awareness among women and different communities across the U.S. about the impacts of free trade and the potential impacts of the FTAA and (2) mobilizing them to get involved in the debate and promote the common good through economic policymaking in the Americas.
When A Terrible Situation Gets Worse: The Crisis in Argentina

Global Women's Project | Wed, Jul 3, 2002

When A Terrible Situation Gets Worse: The Crisis in Argentina

"Alexandra Spieldoch, of the Center of Concern's Global Women's Project, spent three months in Argentina working with the Latin American Gender and Trade Network and other Argentine colleagues. While there, she interviewed a number of experts on their perspectives on the Argentine crisis and took part in dialogues, seminars and demonstrations on this subject. This paper presents the information she collected while in Argentina and offers a critical analysis of the situation, along with the social and gender impacts and lessons learned there. This paper was released as the third paper in the the Center of Concern and International Gender and Trade Network Occasional Paper Series on Gender, Development and Trade."

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