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Globalisation, Gender Equality and State Modernisation (No. 2)

USD 6.00 Publisher: TWN
ISBN: 983-9747-64-9
Year: 2001
No. of pages: 20
Size of book: 14.5cm x 21cm
Author: Noeleen Heyzer
About the Book

This paper provides a forceful analysis on how the current process of economic globalisation effects the lives of women worldwide. The inequities and imbalances that globalisation generates has serious implications for gender equality and women's empowerment, especially in developing countries where women bear the social costs of economic growth and market liberalisation.

This paper argues that the state has an important role to play in addressing the systemic problems of globalisation and in ensuring that women's concerns of distributive justice, social inclusion and gender equality are integrated into the framework of national policy.
In examining gender issues in the context of globalisation, the author delineates the complex relationship between economics and women's empowerment, and asserts that the progress of women can only be realized by refocusing attention on gender equality in macroeconomic policy.

Finally, the paper shows how women worldwide are redefining economics and reshaping globalisation, taking the future into their own hands and creating a world in which women's progress becomes a reality.

About the Author

Noeleen Heyzer is the current Executive Director of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). She is widely recognized for her leadership in the areas of poverty reduction and economic empowerment in the context of globalization; violence against women and women's human rights; and governance, peace and security.

  1. Introduction

  2. Some key questions and lessons
    Does economic growth reduce poverty?
    What is the relationship between economic growth and gender equality?
    What is the role of government?
    What about market liberalization?

  3. Shaping globalization to promote the progress of women
    a. The progress of women: Empowerment and economics
    b. Commitments to the progress of women: Rights and targets
    c. Assessing the progress of women: A broader picture
    d. Accountability to the poorest women: Women demanding action
    e. Future progress for women - reshaping globalization

  4. Conclusion

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