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How to transform EU trade policy to protect women’s rights

This paper critically examines contemporary European Union (EU) trade policy from a feminist perspective. It argues that current EU external trade policy is fundamentally harmful to the human rights of women, men and children and to the preservation of our planet.

Mass tourism: Bad for culture but good for women?

This month, Italy’s tourism season kicks into high gear. Florence, which receives more than 16 million tourists a year, is one of many cities to be marred by mass travel.


In the famously picturesque Piazza della Signoria, groups plod through the cobblestoned square, shepherded by flag-waving guides. Vendors peddle selfie-sticks in broken Italian. They peer, disoriented, through the teeming crowds.

But for all its bad points, tourism — which provides one out of every 11 jobs globally — remains one of the largest employers of women worldwide.

Source: PassBlue

“Reorganize Power for Systems Change”, report from the 6th annual EDGE Funders conference

This April, for the first time outside of the U.S., 260 funders, donors and movement allies came together to “Reorganize Power for Systems Change” at the 6th annual EDGE Funders conference.

Power and Potential: New report on women’s rights to community forests

Equal rights and opportunities for women are not only matters of justice and dignity. When women and girls have equal rights in law and practice, their communities and countries also benefit. Indigenous and rural women make up more than half of the 2.5 billion people who customarily own and use the world’s community lands, yet they have been largely absent from discussions of women’s property rights and broader development agendas.

For whom the bells toll: Not for feminists, or civil society!

In April, Priti Darooka, feminist activist and policy expert representing a small cohort of gender and policy experts, the newly formed BRICS Feminist Watch (BFW),, attended the W20 hosted by Germany. These ‘new’ feminists or ‘business feminists’ talk the language our governments want to hear and the whole push is for conventional economic growth, that we know will continue to leave majority of women behind.

Source: BRICS Feminist Watch

Starting with people: a human economy approach to inclusive growth in Africa

High levels of inequality across Africa have prevented much of the benefits of recent growth from reaching the continent’s poorest people. To combat inequality in Africa, political and business leaders have to shape a profoundly different type of economy.

Entrevista a Saskia Sassen

Desde una postura profundamente crítica a las lógicas capitalistas actuales, la socióloga Saskia Sassen, ofrece nuevos conceptos para denominar nuevas realidades, nuevas—y más complejas— inequidades.

Source: Revista Bravas

"Visionary and creative resistance": meet the women challenging extractivism – and patriarchy

Environmental degradation is deliberate, violent and patriarchal. From Turkey to Guatemala, women are on the frontlines of resistance.

Source: OpenDemocracy 50.50 / AWID

"Visionary and creative resistance": meet the women challenging extractivism – and patriarchy

Environmental degradation is deliberate, violent and patriarchal. From Turkey to Guatemala, women are on the frontlines of resistance.

Source: OpenDemocracy 50.50 / AWID

"Visionary and creative resistance": meet the women challenging extractivism – and patriarchy

Environmental degradation is deliberate, violent and patriarchal. From Turkey to Guatemala, women are on the frontlines of resistance.

Source: OpenDemocracy 50.50 / AWID