The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

This primer provides a description of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and some suggestions of its potential to promote gender equality, particularly in an era of globalization. 

Women's Rights, the World Trade Organization and the World Trade Order

This primer describes the World Trade Organization and the relationship between trade policies and gender, and concludes with an agenda for action.

The World Bank and Women's Rights in Development

This primer describes the World Bank, its governance structure and its gender mainstreaming strategy. It concludes with some action suggestions for gender equality advocates.

Intersectionality: A Tool for Gender and Economic Justice

This primer explains what intersectionality is, including its critical role in work for human rights and development, and suggests some different ways in which gender equality advocates can use it.


Women's Work Exposed: New Trends and their Implications

This primer provides an overview of global trends and some strategies which are used to protect women’s worker rights, emphasizing the importance of work issues to all work for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

We, the Women: The United Nations, Feminism and Economic Justice

This paper aims to contribute to the debate around internationally agreed development and human rights goals not being met, what this implies for economic justice and women's engagement with the UN, and about the role of the UN.

Digital Dangers: Information and Communication Technologies and Trafficking in Women

It seems unlikely that whoever coined the term ‘information superhighway’ anticipated that the traffic on the internet would be in people, as well as information. How, and how much, the internet and other ICTs are implicated in trafficking is the subject of this paper.

Feminist Perspectives towards Transforming Economic Power: Agroecology

This publication examines the relationship between agroecology and feminism and shows agroecology to be an essential tool that can advance the empowerment of rural women.

Feminist Perspectives towards Transforming Economic Power: Food Sovereignty

This publication presents an analysis of the current debates about food sovereignty from a gender perspective, in which the international and Latin American peasant women movement have played a central role.

Feminist Perspectives Towards Transforming Economic Power: Buen Vivir

This article introduces Buen Vivir both as a gender neutral concept and examines its implementation in public policies in Bolivia.