A Solar engineer at work.

lundi 21 février 2011 13:54

Filmmaker Sumithra Prasanna visited a unique institution in India that relies on community members, rather than experts, to help solve local problems. She found when the community was given the authority to solve their own problems, confidence rose, gender relations improved and a ripple effect of positive changes occurred.

lundi 5 avril 2010 17:26

Reverse Migration, 2009
Linoleum print on purchase receipts

mercredi 14 octobre 2009 00:00

In this conversation with I.M.O.W., Global Council member Dolores Huerta argues that women's leadership is needed at every level--from individual households and workplaces to trade unions and national government--to steer a new direction for the economy. Huerta co-founded the U.S.-based United Farm Workers union with César Chávez and is currently the president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which specializes in community organizing. Through her life-long dedication to social justice, Huerta has enabled enormous advances in both the labor and women's movements.

mercredi 14 octobre 2009 00:00

In this article, originally published in the November/December 2006 issue of Dollars & Sense magazine, feminist economists Susan F. Feiner and Drucilla K. Barker look at how the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to microcredit guru Muhammad Yunus affirms neoliberalism. Feiner is professor of economics and women's studies at the University of Southern Maine. Barker is professor of economics and women's studies at Hollins University. They are co-authors of Liberating Economics: Feminist Perspectives on Families, Work, and Globalization.

Sandra Hines, lost her family home to foreclosure...

samedi 20 février 2010 13:12

In the current subprime mortgage crisis, women and minorities are losing their homes at a disproportionate rate, disrupting their circumstances and daily lives. But foreclosures also have a significant impact on wealth building and long-term prospects. Without a home, women and people of color can't build equity, they have no safety net, they have limited access to loans for their children's tuition and fees, and they have nothing to pass on to the next generation. The following is adapted from the Applied Research Center's May 2009 report, "Race and Recession: How Inequity Rigged the Economy and How to Change the Rules."