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Women Reinventing Globalisation

By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855984922
This volume analyses approaches to economic and political change and propose ways of ensuring that ideas are translated into concrete actions. The aim is to re-politicise the gender and development community with a solutions-oriented approach which looks at globalisation through women's eyes, and finds energising ideas.

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  • Synopsis
    The Association for Women's Rights in Development's (formerly AWID) International Forum is the largest international summit on gender equality outside of the United Nations system. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to develop strategies, share ideas, build skills, and provide support - all to advance gender equality and social justice. At the 2002 Forum in Guadelajara, Mexico, hundreds of leaders, scholars and practitioners considered the economic, political, social, ecological and cultural implications of globalisation. They set out to strategise for viable alternatives to its current unsustainable, undemocratic, and exploitative forms.Contributors to this volume analyse current approaches to economic and political change and propose ways of ensuring that their ideas are translated into concrete actions in the years to come. The aim is to re-politicise the gender and development community and examine work that transforms rather than reacts. This volume provides a solutions-oriented approach to profound global changes and their effects on the lives of women. It looks at globalisation through women's eyes, engages in thought-provoking debates, and finds energising ideas.
  • Table of Contents
    Editorial 3
    Gender budgets and beyond: feminist fiscal policy in the context of globalisation 15
    Feminist responses to economic globalisation: some examples of past and future practice 25
    Counting for something! Recognising women's contribution to the global economy through alternative accounting systems 35
    African women challenging neo-liberal economic orthodoxy: the conception and mission of the GERA programme 44
    In search of an alternative development paradigm: feminist proposals from Latin America 52
    If I were Minister of Finance ... gaining understanding of financial crisis through a simulation workshop 59
    Fundamentalisms, globalisation, and women's human rights in Senegal 69
    A daring proposal: campaigning for an inter-American convention on sexual rights and reproductive rights 77
    Free markets and state control: a feminist challenge to Davos Man and Big Brother 82
    Using the master's tools: feminism, media and ending violence against women 91
    Strategic advocacy and maternal mortality: moving targets and the millennium development goals 97
    HIV/AIDS, globalisation and the international women's movement 109
    New genetic technologies and their impact on women: a feminist perspective 114
    Trafficking and women's human rights in a globalised world 125
    The women's movement in the era of globalisation: does it face extinction? 135
    Institutions, organisations and gender equality in an era of globalisation 142
    Resources 150

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    Sub Title N/A
    Author Caroline Sweetman
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    Number of Pages 192
    Format Paperback / softback