Policy Recommendations for the Civil BRICS Summit 2016

The representatives of the civil society organisations (CSOs) from Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa (as well as developing nations including Mexico and Indonesia) present some of the key recommendations for the forthcoming BRICS Summit and Civil BRICS forum at Goa and New Delhi, India. This note summarises the concerns raised and expectations from […]

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Expanding Employment Opportunities for Stigmatized Women in BRICS

Guest Blogger Victoria Stetsko from Oxfam GB in Russia reviews on Becky Perkins’ analysis of existing practices of expanding employment opportunities for especially stigmatized women in BRICS countries. Women’s groups worldwide have been long pushing for inclusion of non-gender neutral and women-specific recommendations in the global advocacy agenda at various global forums. The spiralling unemployment […]

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Income inequalities in emerging economies can exacerbate inequalities between men and women

Blog by Daria Ukhova, Ph.D student, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences and Inequality policy consultant for Oxfam GB  Originally posted at http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/blog/2015/09/why-the-moral-imperatives-for-womens-empowerment-trump-economic-reasons  Why the moral imperatives for women´s empowerment trump economic reasons What are the effects of inequitable economic growth on gender inequality? Researcher, Daria Ukhova, shares evidence of how income inequalities in emerging economies can […]

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Gender equality becomes a key focus of civil society asks of G20 leaders

A guest blog from Regina Kiriutina, Gender Networker at the Consortium of Women’s Nongovernmental Associations in Russia On September 15th-16th, 2015 Civil Societies from 42 countries from all around the globe gathered to talk about the issues they all work with from day to day. The injustices, inequalities and violations, unlawful usage of resources and harmful attitudes towards […]

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Gender Inequality in Russia & BRICS Countries

With the 1st Civil BRICS being hosted in Russia, Oxfam GB in Moscow took the opportunity to raise awareness on gender inequality in Russia and other BRICS countries. The infographic below gives you a snapshot of the wide (and in some cases widening) gender gap in emerging economies.  

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Women & Inequality in Employment: Achieving Indonesian Women Equity in Economics

  By Nikmah, Program Officer Poverty and Inequality INFID Background More recently the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla proposed working hours of women to be reduced about two hours to allow time for women caring for children at home.This statement make an impression that the government does not understand the problems […]

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Mujeres Rurales ante el Cambio Climatico

El 15 de octubre, Día Internacional de la Mujer Rural, se llevó a cabo el Foro Nacional de Mujeres Rurales, donde participaron mujeres rurales de México que trabajan por una mejor calidad de vida en sus comunidades pero que al mismo tiempo viven en carne propia los efectos del cambio climático en el campo. El […]

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Addressing Gender Inequality in the G20

Guest Blogger Victoria Stetsko | Project Officer Oxfam GB in Russia In the Los Cabos Declaration in 2012 the G20 leaders committed to advance women’s equality in all areas, especially in those related to economic participation. In 2013 in Moscow the G20 leaders agreed to focus on fair and inclusive growth. However economic growth can’t […]

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Russian Civil Society Engages on Gender Issues in G20 Agenda

By Guest Blogger: Victoria Stetsko (Oxfam GB in Russia) In October, the Consortium of Women’s Organizations together with Oxfam GB in Russia convened 26 civil society experts, activists and lawyers to discuss how to advance gender issues in the G20 agenda. While G20 countries achieved significant success in moving forward to curb illicit financial flows […]

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Adjusting the Lens: Latin American and Caribbean fiscal policies from a gender perspective

By examining Latin American and Caribbean fiscal policies from a gender perspective, Oxfam’s latest discussion paper suggests that further study is necessary of the biases, both explicit and implicit, of fiscal systems that serve to reinforce traditional roles of women in society. Many modern fiscal policies are based on the idea that there is a male […]

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