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Si Se Puede: We Can Do It!
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Dolores Huerta sat down with the I.M.O.W. team to discuss how 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...
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Africa, China, and Women
The new economic relationship between African countries and China is full of potential successes and pitfalls, says I.M.O.W. Global Council member Hafsat Abiola, human rights and democracy advocate from Nigeria.  Now, however, both sides have a trick up their sleeve: women, their greatest untapped resource...
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Women Mean Business
Women will be crucial to achieving a full economic recovery from the current recession, says I.M.O.W. Global Council member Irene Natividad, president of the Global Summit of Women, a summit for women leaders on best practices in advancing women's economic opportunities worldwide...
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How Much Is Enough?
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Lynne Twist is a global activist, fundraiser, and the author of The Soul of Money and founder of the Soul of Money Institute. She was an original staff member of The Hunger Project when it began in 1977, and was named the Humanitarian of the Year in 2005 by Youth at Risk...
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Freedom Leads to Empowerment
Women's empowerment is a process. It involves raising consciousness, building skills and reforming unjust laws that limit women's education, participation in decision making and economic independence. I.M.O.W...
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Human Rights and the New Economy
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Mary Robinson argues that a time of economic crisis is a perfect opportunity for improving labor conditions for workers across the world--men and women alike. Previously, Robinson worked as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and served as the president of Ireland...
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Creating a Caring Economy
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Riane Eisler, president of the Center for Partnership Studies and author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, argues that a new definition of the economy--that better includes the contributions women make--will set us on a path to a healthier, more robust economic future...
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Gender Budgeting and the U.S.
World Pulse asked Jane Midgley, leading economist and gender budgeting expert, to look at the 2010 U.S. budget and rewrite it by making it reflect more people-centered and women-honoring expenditures. What did she end up doing? She drastically cut the military budget and increased significantly budgets allocated for housing, education, and environment...
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Women Need Macro Solutions, Too
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Zainab Salbi, founder and CEO of Women for Women International, says that while microfinance is a step in the right direction, women's ability to operate at the macro level of the economy must also be recognized.
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MULTIMEDIA: Can Women Rescue the Economy?
On June 16, 2009, Economica curator Masum Momaya, President and CEO of Women's World Banking Mary Ellen Iskenderian and board member of Astia Monica Morse discussed the global impact of women on economic development at an event hosted by the World Affairs Council and the International Museum of Women.
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