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An Economy That Works for Everyone
A women's rights activist for over 15 years, Masum Momaya brings together her skills and experience as a researcher, educator and social justice advocate to curate Economica and Women, Power and Politics. Aside from her work with I.M.O.W., Masum writes a weekly column for the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), is part of organizing the feminist media community and recently served on the board of the Third Wave Foundation...
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Women Mean Business
Women will be crucial to achieving a full economic recovery from the current recession, says I.M.O.W. Global Council member Irene Natividad, president of the Global Summit of Women, a summit for women leaders on best practices in advancing women's economic opportunities worldwide...
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How Much Is Enough?
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Lynne Twist is a global activist, fundraiser, and the author of The Soul of Money and founder of the Soul of Money Institute. She was an original staff member of The Hunger Project when it began in 1977, and was named the Humanitarian of the Year in 2005 by Youth at Risk...
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Human Rights and the New Economy
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Mary Robinson argues that a time of economic crisis is a perfect opportunity for improving labor conditions for workers across the world--men and women alike. Previously, Robinson worked as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and served as the president of Ireland...
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A Brief History of Marriage
Historically, a woman's marital status has significantly influenced her ability to control land, assets or income. Historian Karen Offen explores the constraints that women faced and discovers how some were able to escape them to achieve economic and political power.
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Creating a Caring Economy
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Riane Eisler, president of the Center for Partnership Studies and author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, argues that a new definition of the economy--that better includes the contributions women make--will set us on a path to a healthier, more robust economic future...
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Gender Budgeting and the U.S.
World Pulse asked Jane Midgley, leading economist and gender budgeting expert, to look at the 2010 U.S. budget and rewrite it by making it reflect more people-centered and women-honoring expenditures. What did she end up doing? She drastically cut the military budget and increased significantly budgets allocated for housing, education, and environment...
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MULTIMEDIA: Can Women Rescue the Economy?
On June 16, 2009, Economica curator Masum Momaya, President and CEO of Women's World Banking Mary Ellen Iskenderian and board member of Astia Monica Morse discussed the global impact of women on economic development at an event hosted by the World Affairs Council and the International Museum of Women.
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Economics and Public Health
I.M.O.W. Global Council Member Indira Chakravarty, Ph.D. and Doctor of Science, spoke with I.M.O.W. about the perceived economic value of women in India, and how basic rights such as health care, clean water, and basic education can make all the difference for empowering Indian women to contribute fully to the economy and society...
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A Critique of Microcredit
In this article, originally published in the November/December 2006 issue of Dollars & Sense magazine, feminist economists Susan F. Feiner and Drucilla K. Barker look at how the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to microcredit guru Muhammad Yunus affirms neoliberalism. Feiner is professor of economics and women's studies at the University of Southern Maine...
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