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Illicit Financial Flows: Why we should claim these resources for gender, economic and social justice

The growing dominance of international financial markets and institutions in defining global economic policies has resulted in the capture of people’s power in the interest of global elites and big corporations.

Illicit Financial Flows: Why we should claim these resources for gender, economic and social justice

The growing dominance of international financial markets and institutions in defining global economic policies has resulted in the capture of people’s power in the interest of global elites and big corporations.

Illicit Financial Flows: Why we should claim these resources for gender, economic and social justice

The growing dominance of international financial markets and institutions in defining global economic policies has resulted in the capture of people’s power in the interest of global elites and big corporations.

Making trade work for gender equality

Trade has the potential to advance gender equality and realise women’s rights by expanding decent work opportunities for women and contributing to sustainable and equitable economic development. However, in many cases this potential has not been fulfilled; trade, and the agreements that establish its rules, have impacted negatively on the lives of many women. 

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

The impact of cash transfers on women and girls

This briefing summarises the evidence on the impact of cash transfers on women and girls, drawn from the full report, Cash transfers: what does the evidence say?

Microsavings and Economic Development: Women on the Path to Equality

Gender inequality is one of the underlying causes of poverty. Enhancing women’s economic empowerment is a key lever to achieve fair, sustainable and inclusive development. The work of CARE has therefore focused on the economic empowerment of women through the promotion of village savings and loan associations (VSLA).

Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools for Funders initiative?

With limited resources and immense challenges, human rights grantmakers and advocates are increasingly recognizing the importance of understanding and building on the existing funding landscape and asking: Where is the funding? Where are the gaps? Who is doing what, where?

Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools for Funders initiative?

With limited resources and immense challenges, human rights grantmakers and advocates are increasingly recognizing the importance of understanding and building on the existing funding landscape and asking: Where is the funding? Where are the gaps? Who is doing what, where?

Nominations for the second annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research

Deadline: 14 October 2016

The award will recognize outstanding achievement of a young sub-Saharan African female researcher, in the fields of gender and empowerment of women and girls.

Source: The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Read more