Posts tagged women's economic justice
Push No One Behind: how current economic policy exacerbates gender inequality

July 2019

Briefing: Aspirations to ‘leave no one behind’ cannot be met while women continue to be pushed behind by economic policies such as austerity. Governments must consider the myriad of alternative policies that put rights and equality first. Written with FEMNET.

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How social protection, public services and infrastructure impact women’s rights

January 2019

Briefing: Social protection, public services and infrastructure interact with women’s rights and gender equality. If Governments maximise spending in these areas in an integrated, gender-responsive way, it can be a powerful tool for gender equality. Written in partnership with FEMNET.

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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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The impact of economic reforms and austerity measures on women’s human rights

March 2018

GADN submission: To the the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights on the links and the impact of economic reforms and austerity measures on women’s human rights.  Ahead of the Independent Expert's thematic report to the UN General Assembly, 73rd session (2018).

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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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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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CSW61 Factsheet: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

January 2017

Ahead of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), the Gender & Development Network has developed a factsheet which provides an overview of the structural economic barriers to women’s economic empowerment. For each of these areas, the factsheet makes recommendations to governments.

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First report of the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment: Response by the Gender & Development Network

October 2016

Our initial response to the Panel’s first report, Leave no one behind: a call to action on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, outlines its strengths as well as the areas where more work will be needed as we move forward to the Panel’s next report in March 2017.

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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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Review of the UK National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

July 2015

GADN submission (Women's Economic Justice Working Group): Highlights the gender-specific impact of business on women's human rights which frequently tend to be overlooked, and makes a case for strengthening policy coherence between the UK Government's commitments on women’s rights, the business and human rights agenda, and its rapidly expanding focus on promoting the role of the private sector in development.

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Key Messages on Financing for Development from GADN

June 2015

In our briefing paper Making Financing for Development Work for Gender Equality: What is needed at Addis and beyond the Gender and Development Network has outlined how gender equality and women’s rights should be addressed in the Financing for Development Process. In this summary document, we highlight our five key messages in relation to the ongoing negotiation on the Addis Ababa Accord, and make specific language suggestions based on drafts to date. 

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Turning Promises into Progress - extract - Unpaid Care

February 2015

Turning Promises into Progress is a joint report with GAPS UK and the UK SRHR Network.  Over the last two decades there have been many new commitments and increasing political rhetoric on gender equality and the realisation of rights for women and girls, but limited real progress in achieving either. In our report, we conclude that this is, in part, because the underlying causes of gender equality have not been addressed and there was insufficient political will to make the changes needed on the ground.

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