Webinar: Corporate power and women’s economic justice

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Webinar: Corporate power and women’s economic justice

Time: February 28, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Online
Website or Map: https://www.awid.org/get-invo…
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: AWID and the Gender and Development Network (GADN)
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2017

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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.

We will explore:

  • The theme of CSW61 is "Women’s economic empowerment". What are some of the issues that arise here?
  • What is the role of corporate power in hampering the advancement of women’s rights and gender justice?
  • As feminist activists, what are our visions and proposals for economic autonomy and justice? Can we identify common advocacy messages in advance of CSW61?

Registration deadline is 26 February, 2017

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