AIWC President Mrs. Veena Kohli: In India poverty is multi-dimensional social problem. Causes of poverty are many like -unemployment and underemployment, lack of property rights, dependence on agriculture, high population growth rate, caste system, corruption and above all holding of financial resources in the hands of males.
Side event organized and sponsored by by International Alliance of Women (IAW), during the Commission on the Status of Women, in New York, March 13, 2015. The side-event gathered a panel of feminist economists to reflect on how insights from feminist economics can inform policies and contribute to the realization of women’s social and economic rights.
At the UN ECE NGO Forum 3-5 November, President Joanna Manganara called on the women’s movement to monitor closely the effects of austerity measures on women’s human rights and be vocal on the need for immediate reform of the global financial architecture
IAW will work for the adoption and implementation of participatory monitoring and accountability mechanisms that will make possible the fulfillment of promises held in the Beijing Platform for Action and the post 2015 Development Agenda hoping that this time commitments by duty bearers will prove credible.
Strong mechanisms of accountability at the national and regional level are necessary for the realization of gender equality and women’s human rights
Together with Scottish feminist economist Ailsa McKay, IAW board member Margunn Bjørnholt has co-edited the book Counting on Marilyn Waring: New Advances in Feminist Economics.
The International Alliance of Women and the Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights co-hosted a side-event on the financial crisis, recession and human rights on 13 March 2014, during the session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58).