Interview with Regina Kiriutina, ECSN BRICSAM Russia and GCAP Russia Coordinator

Regina Kiriutina is a program officer for GCAP Russia and a coordinator for the ECSN BRICSAM Program in the Russian Federation. She is a gender equality advocate and recently attended the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Antalya, Turkey and a workshop on engaging with the G20 in Beijing China hosted by CSN BRICSAM partner, the Social […]

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The TPP and Inequality

By Will Lasky ECSN BRICSAM Program Officer On Feb 4. 2015 12 nations signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Among BRICSAM countries, Mexico is a signatory and Indonesia has declared its intent to join1. While proponents 2 argue that TPP will further humanitarian causes, critics have countered that the TPP deal will further a corporatist […]

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Does the Idea of Choice Reinforce Inequality?

By Will Lasky ECSN BRICSAM Program Officer For Richer…or Poorer? The Capture of Growth and Politics in Emerging Economies, presents some staggering data plus case studies charting the exponential increase of elite wealth in BRICSAM countries.  According to the report: “If the top is dissected into even-smaller fractions, and each of these fractions is divided […]

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For Richer… or Poorer? The Capture of Growth and Politics in Emerging Economies

In the rapidly emerging economies, inequality remains the biggest challenge International attention this week has yet again focused on increasing economic inequality at a global level. It is scandalous that in 2015, just 62 individuals had the same wealth as 3.6 billion people.[1] A new report, ‘For Richer or Poorer: The Capture of Growth and […]

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An Economy of the 1%: New Oxfam Briefing Paper

In coffee shop talk, a false duality crops between capitalism and socialism in relation to inequality. It’s capitalism, man! Well, maybe it is. But to be more precise, what everyone is trying and failing to describe is corruption, or a specific kind of capitalism: the crony sort. George Soros, in The Crisis of Global Capitalism […]

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What´s Next? : BRICSAM CSOs Weigh in on the SDGs and Implementing the 2030 Agenda

What are the challenges in implementing the ambitious 17 sustainable development goals and the 2030 Agenda in BRICSAM? To download What´s next? Reflections from emerging countries´civil society on the SDGs and the challenges of implementing and monitoring the 2030 Agenda, click: What´s Next This comprehensive primer of civil society perspectives includes: The Post 2015 Agenda and the […]

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BRICS VOICES Issue 2

The 2nd issue of your primer for issues affecting BRICSAM and beyond is out. In this edition of BRICS VOICES you will find: BRICS BANK: Is it the road less travelled any longer? By Freelance Writer Himanshu Damle Brazil in Mozambique – South-South cooperation or South-South exploitation?  By Sameer Dossani, International Advocacy Coordinator: Reshaping Global Power International, Action Aid International Collaboration […]

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BRICSAM Civil Society Networks Denounce Corporate Capture of Health and Food Sectors

  (Geneva, Nov. 18th 2015) – At the opening of the UN Business and Human Rights Forum in Geneva, civil society networks from Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, India, China, South Africa and Mexico (ECSN-BRICSAM networks) expressed their concern with the undue influence exerted by corporations over global governance and national decision-making processes and the resulting prevalence […]

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Towards an autonomous civil society space in BRICS and the G20

Towards an autonomous civil society space in BRICS and the G20: critical reflections from our Post-BRICS & Pre-G20 Dialogue Workshop with SANI members & partner stakeholders Johannesburg | 30 September 2015 Blog by the South African Network Inequality (SANI) ‘Comrades, there is one thing that we must remain cognisant of and that is that the BRICS […]

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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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