Towards feminist advocacy on macro-level economics
Report of a GADN-FEMNET workshop.
Macro-level economic decisions made by governments and international institutions have a profound impact on the way that society operates and how wealth and power are distributed. GADN, FEMNET and many of our colleagues have written extensively on the particular impact that these decisions can have on gender equality and women’s rights—how they shape livelihoods, opportunities and access to rights for
women and girls around the world.
At a workshop called A space for critical reflection: challenging and refining our asks on macro-level economic policy, GADN’s secretariat, members and allies were joined by Crystal Simeoni of FEMNET to ask tough questions about the way forward for feminist advocacy on macroeconomics. The event brought together a range of allies, partners and members to share their experiences and consider alternative macroeconomic futures, including a mix of academics, trade unionists, economic justice campaigners, and colleagues from global networks including AWID and the Global Alliance for Tax Justice.