Macro Solutions for Women, the People and the Planet

The Feminist Task Force, one of the Co-Coveners of the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development, together with Equidad de Genero, has launched a webinar series entitled,

Macro Solutions for Women, the People and the Planet: A series of action-oriented dialogues on the macro agendas and the current crises.

We are convening this series of dialogues to unveil the web of systemic dynamics that have undermined the well-being of people and the planet, which nowadays are actually the greatest obstacles to solve the present challenge in a comprehensive and definitive manner. Each session aims to present the structural points of entry of a specific problem, finding the interconnection to women and girl’s human rights, as well as to the well-being of people and the planet. In each dialogue, specific proposals of campaigns and action-oriented solutions will be explored. 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis around the world unveiled and enhanced the pervasive impacts of the multiple social, environmental and economic crises. The harsher effects are seen the most at the local level: as weeks and months pass by, immediate solutions fall short to address the complex realities of those who historically have suffered discrimination and inequalities. What is becoming clear is the gendered nature of this crisis. As COVID-19 plateaus in some countries, research is surfacing to show that women are bearing a disproportionate brunt of the healthcare costs through sustaining the care-economy and as high percentage sellers in the informal sector and as a majority of small-scale farmers in the agriculture economies of many countries. Despite the best efforts, no country and no region alone can solve the entire implications of the crises on their own. There is no single solution either. It has become clear the need for systemic solutions, addressing the root causes of the current challenges. The Macro Solutions for Women, the People and the Planet will attempt to bring the most current information to the fore and now more than ever we need to map what are the main messages and actions we can promote within and across social movements for impactful solutions.

Macro Solutions for Women, the People and the Planet: A series of action-oriented dialogues on the macro agendas and the current crises.

Session 1. Financial and gender impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Wednesday, May 27, 9:00 am EST

Session 2. The time is now to act on debt from a feminist perspective   Thursday, June 11, 9:00 am EST

 Session 3. Intellectual Property Rights: who will benefit by the new solutions for the pandemic and the upcoming famine? Wednesday, June 17, 9:00 am EST

 Session 4. Re-distributive justice: taxation and the key to unlocking well-being.    Wednesday, July 1, 9 am EST

 Session 5: NO to a climate emergency. YES to a just and equitable transition.  Wednesday, July 15, 9 am EST

 Session 6: Unpacking the dimensions of “work” as women are upholding the world. Wednesday, July 29, 9 EST

 Session 7: Global processes and the future of humanity.                Wednesday, August 12, 9:00 am EST

 Session 8: Capital versus life?: Financialization & financial extractivism          Wednesday, August 26, 9:00 am EST 

Session 9: Human rights & public good: Preconditions to digitization of economy.  Wednesday September 9, 9:00 am EST

The WWG on FfD is an alliance of women’s organizations and networks who advocate for the advancement of women’s human rights and gender equality in the Financing for Development related UN processes. If you want to receive information about the webinar series or join our listserv, send us an email to: rosa.lizarde@feministtaskforce.org.

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