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From 3 to 23 July 2011, with Fedina (India) and APEF (Democratic republic of Congo)
Globalisation has changed the international division of work, and increasingly affects women, both in the North and the South. The world’s economy is powered by gender inequality : Female workers exploited by multinationals companies in free trade zones, illegal or legal migrants working as domestic servants abroad, daily inequality and discrimination through increasing discrepancies in salary, salary cuts… Unequally distributed worldwide, work is « gendered » : paid or unpaid, more or less skilled, stable or insecure ; it is a completely different for men and women. Far from being based on nature or fatality, these differences can be changed. How do gender policies can leverage the promotion of economic, social and cultural rights ? This is the question we will be exploring, using examples from the North and the South.
Updated: Friday, June 10, 2011