Women’s economic justice cannot be seen in isolation but must be understood within a prevailing framework that ignores gender biases and favors “growth” at all costs. In the context of massive rise of corporate power, which AWID defines as, “the excessive control and appropriation of natural resources, labour, information and finance by an alliance of powerful corporations, and global elites, in collusion with government”, can women’s economic empowerment be attained?
As feminist activists prepare for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), we offer a space to think collectively about the kinds of transformations we need to make gender, economic and ecological justice a reality, moving beyond women’s economic empowerment to women and oppressed peoples’ power to determine the economy.
In co-organizing this webinar AWID and the Gender and Development Network (GADN) aim to reclaim the debate around women’s economic justice from a human rights and feminist perspective and identify common advocacy messages which can be taken to CSW61 and beyond.
Registration deadline is 26 February, 2017