“STRENGTHENING POLICY ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY ON GENDER, ECONOMIC AND CLIMATE JUSTICE IN AFRICA ”DAWN & TWN-
A regional consultation and training institute on Gender, Economic and Environmental Justice (GEEJ) is being held in Accra, Ghana from 20-
This meeting is convened by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), in collaboration with Third World Network-
Researchers, academics and civil society members from the Africa region, including 12 young women activists, will work alongside DAWN facilitators from India, Philippines and Madagascar to build on shared knowledge of linkages between gender, economic and environmental justice, and to enhance intergenerational capacities within women’s movements at the regional level.
In the first decade of this 21st century, DAWN recognizes the emergence of a “fierce new world” that is characterised by run-
These global crises had magnified the human expression of structural distortions and policy failures of African economies by further skewing production, distribution and consumption, and magnifying differences between various social groups, including unequal power relations of men and women.
In particular, these have gravely penalized African women and care work through loss of jobs and means of livelihood, reduced public revenue, higher costs of social services and social protection systems that had been undermined threatened, by neoliberal policies. Women in Africa and in the economic south serve ever-
Given these persisting challenges, DAWN and TWN-
Indeed, one of the key lessons learned from the triple crises is that the predominant sources of growth in Africa – relying mainly on primary commodity exports -
The achievement of the inter-
This meeting therefore brings together key regional actors in various spheres of advocacy around gender, economic and environmental justice, in a setting of trust and collective reflection. At this 2nd round of DAWN Gender, Economic and Climate Justice (GEEJ) regional consultations and training Institutes in Ghana, Africa, discussions will focus on: Feminist Responses in the African Context; Africa in the International Economic Division of Labour and the Global Financial and Economic Crises; Policy Mechanisms and Challenges in Relation to Regional and Global Institutional Processes; and Strengthening Advocacy Platforms Towards Gender, Economic and Environmental Justice in Africa.
The DAWN GEEJ series of regional events commenced in the Pacific region in September 2010. The final regional event is scheduled to take place in 2011 in Latin America, with further regional and inter-
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Declaration of civil society organisations at the meeting of the Africa Trade Network, Cape Town, South Africa
22nd February 2008
We, civil society organisations, including farmers, workers, women’s, faith-
At our meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, from 20-
When the EPA negotiations were launched, civil society organisations from all over Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and Europe warned that the EPAs were profoundly anti-
The latest developments in these negotiations have exposed even more sharply the fundamental outrage represented by the EPAs.
At the end of 2007, Europe deployed manipulative and heavy-
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