Global Women's Project | Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Shawnee, PA: Listening to Women's Distant Voices

Presenting in Shawnee on the Delaware, PA, Deva Kemmis, Ph.D., the director of Global Women's Project, argues for new understandings of the prophetic female voice and offers evidence for reenvisioning gender-based roles, expectations, and possibilities for women and girls. Kemmis's work contrasts the concept of sacred time as expressed in the feminine narrative with that of earthly time as perceived in the male-female experience. Particularly timely in this re-consideration of the female voice, Pope Francis speaks out in recent news publications, and he calls for further investigation of the role of women in the church. Pope Francis refers to the feminine genius being needed wherever we make important decisions.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 15, 2011

COC joins organizations from over 70 countries to claim accountability for economic justice

From July 13 to 15 staff member Aldo Caliari is representing Center of Concern at the 5th Assembly of Social Watch, being held in Manila, Philippines, under the theme “Claiming Democracy: Accountability for Economic and Social Justice.” Social Watch was established in the 1990s to hold governments worldwide accountable for their social development, human rights and gender commitments. See Center of Concern contributions to Social Watch reports in year 2009 and 2010

Gender, Health and Trade

Global Women's Project | Wed, Aug 27, 2003

Gender, Health and Trade

This document examines the link between gender, health and trade by looking at the impact of the privatization of health services on women. It also offers a close analysis of the negative implications of TRIPS negotiations that are currently taking place in the WTO. The document calls for an end to trading essential services such as health in the world trade system.
What you need to know about CAFTA

Global Women's Project | Wed, May 7, 2003

What you need to know about CAFTA

Did You Know That:
  • The U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) is a free trade agreement that is currently being negotiated between the U.S. and the five Central American nations: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
  • The negotiations officially began on January 8 and will continue once a month until December of 2003. The six negotiating governments plan to have the treaty finished and ready for approval by their national legislatures by the end of 2003.
  • Many trade experts think of CAFTA as an extension of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico. NAFTA has had extremely negative impacts on workers and marginalized peoples in all three countries.
The Political Economy of Tourism Liberalization, Gender and the GATS

Global Women's Project | Wed, Nov 13, 2002

The Political Economy of Tourism Liberalization, Gender and the GATS

"This paper gives comprehensive background on the political economy of tourism in countries of the North and the South, both in a historic and a current context. The first section of this paper highlights some of the contradictory aspects of ‘tourism development' and economic development from a historical perspective. Section II examines tourism and development from the perspective of social and gender equity. Section III examines the impacts of tourism liberalization, with a particular focus on the implications of the major instrument of liberalization in the tourism sector, the GATS. Following this discussion Williams rounds out the paper with a return to the gender implications of GATS-driven tourism liberalization. This paper was released as the second paper in the the Center of Concern and International Gender and Trade Network Occasional Paper Series on Gender, Development and Trade. "