Posts tagged macroeconomics
DFID's Economic Development Strategy

May 2018

GADN submission (Women's Economic Justice Working Group): To the International Development Select Committee Inquiry on DFID's Economic Development Strategy. Commitments to women's economic empowerment are welcome, but structural barriers must be taken take into account if it is to deliver on its commitments. 

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Macroeconomic policy and women's economic empowerment

September 2017

Discussion paper: The ability to advance women’s economic empowerment will be shaped by the overall economic environment, and macroeconomic policies. A collaboration with members of the UNSG’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Led by UN Women, with contributions from GADN, WIEGO, the ILO, the ITUC, Open Society Foundations and ActionAid.

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Making trade work for gender equality

July 2017

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.

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Stepping up: How governments can contribute to women’s economic empowerment

February 2017

Government economic policy shapes women’s lives, and could be a force for equality, yet too often this potential is not realised.  Government’s must play a central role in achieving women’s economic empowerment, they should prioritise tackling the underlying barriers to economic empowerment, particularly those faced by marginalised women.

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Sharing the load: Unpaid care work and women’s economic empowerment

February 2017

Unpaid care work, performed mostly by women around the world, is a key piece of the empowerment puzzle: it entrenches the subordination of women in society but, at the same time, it is indispensable for economic growth and human wellbeing. We outline key recommendations to governments around unpaid care work.

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Breaking down the barriers: Macroeconomic policies that promote women’s economic equality

May 2016

The achievement of women’s economic equality and empowerment (WEE) is pivotal to the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights, yet it has received inadequate attention to date. When WEE has been discussed, too often it is in relation to generating economic growth rather than gender equality and the fulfilment of women’s rights.

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Making the case for macroeconomics in gender equality work

May 2016

Around the world, the way women live and work is shaped by economic policies that dictate the kinds of employment, resources, benefits and decision-making power available to them. True empowerment begins with tackling the structural barriers that women face. This means turning our attention to macroeconomics and its impact on gender equality and women’s rights.

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