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Women's Economic Agenda in the 21st Century

Global Women's Project | Fri, Jun 1, 2001

Women's Economic Agenda in the 21st Century

"This paper addresses the questions: How have women benefited from organizing at the UN over the last 25 years? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the UN as a political space for women's human rights advocacy? How is globalization addressed in the Outcomes Document of Beijing + 5 at the UN? Why are women expanding their advocacy to include international institutions such as the WB, IMF and WTO? What critiques are women formulating around trade, investment, debt relief, poverty eradication, SAPs, oversees development assistance and national economic policy-making? This paper was released as the first paper in the the Center of Concern and International Gender and Trade Network Occasional Paper Series on Gender, Development and Trade."
Structural Adjustment, Trade Liberalization and Women's Enjoyment of Their Economic and Social Rights

Global Women's Project | Mon, Feb 21, 2000

Structural Adjustment, Trade Liberalization and Women's Enjoyment of Their Economic and Social Rights

"In the current political and social climate of extreme market liberalism, trade liberalism and corporatism there is even greater danger of the further marginalization of economic and social rights. This is because policy makers and their economic advisers who have succumbed to the neoliberal paradigm with its emphasis on the free market, free trade and a pecuniary notion of competition, promote growth and efficiency over social development and equity."