Report on the Third RIPESS Webinar on Women and Social Solidarity Economy Four feminist speakers, all practitioners and experts in SSE from very different backgrounds shared their reflections with us on the feminist economy from a gender perspective on SSE in this third webinar of the RIPESS open group on Women and SSE. Here is some feedback on their interventions. Firstly we wish to thank the thirty participants from Africa, Europe, North and South America as well as those from Asia. This was [...]
The radical vision of Wages for Housework. By Sarah Jaffe via The Nation In 1975, women in Iceland went on strike, from their domestic responsibilities as well as their day jobs. The strike, organized by women’s councils across the country after the United Nations declared 1975 as International Women’s Year, saw some 25,000 women in the streets of Reykjavík alone. In the strike’s aftermath, Iceland elected Europe’s first female president, and the country formally outlawed gender discrimination in 1976. Iceland’s gaps in [...]
The First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle is hosted exclusively by rebel women for rebel women. via Telesur Thousands of women from around the world attended a meeting in Zapatistaterritory Thursday to hold the “First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle,” hosted by women of the National Liberation Zapatista Army in the southeastern mountains of Mexico. The meeting is taking place at the Caracol of Morelia, an autonomous municipality in the Mayan Tzotz Choj zone of [...]
by Julie Matthaei, via Common Dreams
Peasant women, unite! Ask governments to support the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants. Peasants and others working in rural areas represent the largest group of people in the world suffering from hunger and malnutrition. These people have faced political and economic discriminations for decades.
By Eleanor J. Bader SolidarityEconomy.net via Truthout March 30, 2015 – At Cooperative Home Care Associates, in their state of the art training facilities, these workers in training are finding eachothers pulses with the help of their training instructor (seen to the right). (Photo: Jordanna Rosen)At Cooperative Home Care Associates, in their state of the art training facilities, these workers in training are finding each others pulses with the help of their training instructor. Co-ops not only give low-income and immigrant [...]