It has long been argued that the prevailing economic system serves to both exploit and exacerbate women’s relative position of economic, social and political exclusion. As the world emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic it is crucial that human rights, climate justice and social justice drive social reform. This must redress gender inequalities at the national level as well as power imbalances between the Global North and Global South, which intensify gender inequalities. Feminist economists & activists and women’s rights organisations & movements have been offering economic models to organise economies and engage in economic activity as alternatives to mainstream, orthodox approaches for decades. Through this report we hope to shine a light on just some of the vast multitude of feminist economic alternatives that exist, demonstrating their huge value and providing inspiration and practical examples for policy-makers. You can read volume 1 of the report here.
There are three deep-dive volumes that complement volume 1:
Volume 2: Centering economies around care
Volume 3: Ensuring a just transition
Volume 4: Building conditions for feminist economic alternatives to flourish