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Women and the Economy
Economica: Women and the Global Economy
An on-line exhibit from the International Museum of Women exploring the many facets of women's experiences of and contributions to the global economy. Featuring slide shows, podcasts, and conversations.

Economy portion of the Beijing Platform for Action (PFA)

Sussex University
BRIDGE Glossary on Macro-Economics from a Gender Perspective

Women and a Fair Income
A Calgary-based working group

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts
A Study of the health of Canadians through the lens of the 14 different social determinants of health, many of which relate to economy.

UNIFEM’s Women, Poverty and Economics Page

Status of Women Canada
Women and the Canadian Economy: Long-Term Policy Research Issues (PDF)

Status of Women Canada resources:

  • Economic Gender Equality Indicators 1997
  • Economic Gender Equality Indicators 2000
  • Women's Economic Independence and Security (PDF Format)

    Put Your Husband in the Kitchen

    A fun analysis by Helen Keller, published in 1932

    Women in Development Europe (WIDE)
    a European based feminist organization that monitors and seeks to change economic and development policy and practice. Many publications available for download.

    The Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action
    CAFRA developed stories as tools for women’s economic literacy available here.

    Irish feminist organization that has been educating and advocating for women’s economic literacy in order to challenge neo-liberal policy.

    Association of Women In Development

    Native Women’s Association of Canada 


    Women and Work
    Childcare Coalition of Manitoba
    Working towards a fully accessible, comprehensive, high quality child care system in Manitoba.

    Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
    National organization advocating for childcare entitlements for all children in Canada

    Fact Sheets on Women’s Economic Equality 
    From the Canadian Labour Congress.  Women and Work, Racialized Pay Gap, EI, Childcare, etc.

    Canada Immigrant Job Issues
    Exploring racism in the Canadian job market. English and Spanish version.

    Global Women's Strike
    A challenge to invest in caring not killing

    Women Working Worldwide
    UK-based organization supporting the struggles of women workers in a global economy

    Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
    Worldwide coalition of institutions and individuals concerned with improving the status of women in the economy's informal sector

    International Labour Association (ILO)
    For more on global labour trends

    Gender and Employment
    International Labour Organization's information base on gender and employment

    The Carer
    UK-based organization focused on advice to carers of all ages and professions

    A fact sheet about women’s employment and childcare in Canada

    Where Having It All Doesn’t Mean Equality 
    New York Times Article about women, work and cultural expectations in France

    Feminization of Poverty

    Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women.  Research on Women’s health,  poverty, diversity, history including many Fact Sheets.

    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
    Articles, papers, fact sheets, research on Canadian policy.  Fact Sheets on Women’s Poverty. The View From Here: Manitobans call for a poverty reduction plan. A Report Card on Women and Poverty in Canada

    Mother of Red Nations
    Toolkits on Employment Income Assistance, housing and child welfare in Publications section.


    The G8, Globalization, and Human Security
    Education and action kit

    Articles, multimedia, discussion about world trade agreements

    Aid Watch
    Action on Aid, Trade and Debt

    OXFAM Canada’s G8/G20 Campaign 

    Aotearoa/New Zealand network of individuals and organizations committed to resist corporate ‘globalization’ in all its forms.

    Americas Policy Program
    The Americas Policy Program provides independent analysis on U.S. Latin American policy, economic integration, immigration, environment, the right to know, and democracy and human rights in Latin America from writers and activists throughout the continent.

    Centre for Research on Globalization

    Focus on the Global South
    Reclaiming the commons, climate justice, deglobalization, peace and democracy

    Global Exchange
    Global Economy Campaign page

    Public Citizen
    Globalization and Trade Campaign

    Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy

    International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

    Our World Is Not For Sale

    Jubilee South
    A network of jubilee and debt campaigns, social movements, people's organizations, communities, NGOs and political formations. The Jubilee South network aims to and is in the process of emerging and developing as an international South movement on the debt.

    The Public Services International Research Unit
    Researches the privatisation and restructuring of public services around the world, with special focus on water, energy, waste management, and healthcare. It produces reports and maintains an extensive database on the multinational companies involved

    Third World Network

    Fair Trade Web 

    Canada’s Voice in Global Governance:  A Civil Society Handbook
    The Group of 8 (G8)

    Global Justice Ecology Project

    Structural Adjustment Participatory Review International Network

    War on Want

    Halifax Initiative
    Canadian coalition working to transform the global economy

    Women at UN Conference on Women in Beijing
    Women and Globalization
    Canadian Women and Globalization
    Article exploring implications and strategies

    Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
    Information on 'Social and Economic Justice' for women under the 'Programs' area

    Women and the World Bank

    Center of Concern’s Global Women’s Project

    Gender and Trade Network
    A web based resource platform interlinking research, advocacy and action across the commonwealth countries

    International Gender and Trade Network
    International network of gender advocates actively working to promote equitable, social, and sustainable trade

    Hemispheric Social Alliance

    Globalization and Food
    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    Research on gender and food security

    Brighter Green
    Action tank that works to transform public policy and dialogue on the environment, animals, and sustainability, both globally and locally, with a particular focus on equity and rights.

    Food Matters Manitoba
    Food security in Manitoba

    UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
    Report on access to land and the effects of agrofuels, urbanization and conversion to industrial use

    ETC Group (formerly RAFI)
    Winnipeg-based international organization working to ensure agricultural biodiversity

    Food First (US)
    Institute for food and development policy with many excellent resources

    Via Campesina
    International movement coordinating peasant organizations of small and middle-scale producers, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities from Asia, Africa, America, and Europe

    Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab

    GRAIN (Genetic Resources Action International)

    International NGO promoting sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity

    Globalization and Migration
    Gabriela - Philippines
    Campaign against sex-trafficking of Filipina women and children

    December 18
    A portal for the promotion and protection of the rights of migrant workers

    Migrant Rights International
    An independent global monitoring body focusing on the human rights of migrants

    Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants

    Gender and Migration

    A BRIDGE Cutting Edge pack featuring extensive resources

    National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

    The Human Rights of Migrant Workers
    Background paper by The People’s Movement for Human Rights Education

    Human Trafficking
    A resource for NGO’s and victims of human trafficking in Canada

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