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Women reinventing globalisation /
edited by Caroline Sweetman and Joanna Kerr
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Oxford: Oxfam, 2003.
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192 p. 25 cm.
ISBN
0855984929
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Oxford: Oxfam, 2003.
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0855984929
catalogue key
4872341
 
Includes bibliography.
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The Association for Women's Rights in Development's International Forum is the largest international summit on gender equality outside of the United Nations system. The AWID Forum 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 globalization. They set out to strategize for viable alternatives to the current unsustainable, undemocratic and exploitative forms of globalization. Contributors to this volume analyze 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-politicize the gender and development community and examine work that transforms rather than reacts. This volume provides a platform for a solutions-oriented approach to profound global changes and their effects on the lives of women. It looks at globalization through women's eyes, engages in thought-provoking debates and finds energizing ideas. "Women Reinventing Globalisation" focuses on one of the most urgent issues facing gender equality work: "How can we reinvent globalization to further the rights of all women?"
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Contributors to this volume analyse current approaches to economic and political change and propose ways of ensuring that ideas are translated into concrete actions in the years to come. The aim is to re-politicize the development community and examine work that transforms rather than reacts.
Main Description
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
Editorialp. 3
Gender budgets and beyond: feminist fiscal policy in the context of globalisationp. 15
Feminist responses to economic globalisation: some examples of past and future practicep. 25
Counting for something! Recognising women's contribution to the global economy through alternative accounting systemsp. 35
African women challenging neo-liberal economic orthodoxy: the conception and mission of the GERA programmep. 44
In search of an alternative development paradigm: feminist proposals from Latin Americap. 52
If I were Minister of Finance ... gaining understanding of financial crisis through a simulation workshopp. 59
Fundamentalisms, globalisation, and women's human rights in Senegalp. 69
A daring proposal: campaigning for an inter-American convention on sexual rights and reproductive rightsp. 77
Free markets and state control: a feminist challenge to Davos Man and Big Brotherp. 82
Using the master's tools: feminism, media and ending violence against womenp. 91
Strategic advocacy and maternal mortality: moving targets and the millennium development goalsp. 97
HIV/AIDS, globalisation and the international women's movementp. 109
New genetic technologies and their impact on women: a feminist perspectivep. 114
Trafficking and women's human rights in a globalised worldp. 125
The women's movement in the era of globalisation: does it face extinction?p. 135
Institutions, organisations and gender equality in an era of globalisationp. 142
Resourcesp. 150
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