UNRISD is participating in two official side events at the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63).
•We Want Equal Access! Austerity Politics vs. Feminist Activism (this page)
•Empowering Women and Girls through Access to WASH
This official side event of the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) is a panel discussion on austerity and its impacts on gender inequality.
Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality are being undermined by austerity policies, from cutbacks in access to public services and rights, such as sexual and reproductive health and shelters for victims of gender-based violence, to greater precarity in employment contracts.
The panel explored how austerity measures have devastated women’s access to public services and increased their vulnerability in different European countries. Based on case studies, they then discussed feminist strategies to counteract these developments.
Catch up with the discussions if you missed themn by listening to the podcast here
- Aliki Kosyfologou, Greece, Municipal Theatre of the Central Greece School and founding member of the feminist activist group Kiouri@
- Oksana Dutchak, Deputy Director, Center for Social and Labour Research (Kiev)
- Inés Campillo Poza, Sociologist CPU and Suffolk University Madrid
- Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum
Johanna Bussemer, Head, Europe Department, Rosa Luxemburg-Stiftung (Berlin)
Dunja Krause, Research Officer, UNRISD
Photo by T. Chick McClure on Unsplash.