<![CDATA[Stories - International Museum of Women]]> <![CDATA[Stories - International Museum of Women]]> en Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:00:00 GMT Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[A Conversation with Ingrid Betancourt]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=6065 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:00:00 GMT
On October 28, 2010, the International Museum of Women hosted Ingrid Betancourt as she discussed her story as told in her memoir, Even Silence Has an End, as part of I.M.O.W.'s Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change Speaker Series.  ]]>
<![CDATA[How Microfinance Changed One Woman’s Life]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=5661 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 07:00:00 GMT
Readers of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's bestselling book Half the Sky might recognize the name Goretti Nyabenda: she was profiled in the book as an example of an empowered woman who was able to transform her status in her community, her economic situation, and her relationship with her husband after joining a CARE village savings and loan group in which she pooled her savings and took out a loan from the savings group to start her own business. At the 2010 National CARE conference in Washington, D.C., Goretti was the recipient of the "I am Powerful Award," which honors a woman who has worked with CARE programs to change her own life and the life of her family and community. IMOW's Vice President of Programs and Exhibitions Catherine King spoke with Goretti about what she has learned from microfinance. ]]>
<![CDATA[Ms. Foundation: Recovery for Who?]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=5659 Mon, 20 Sep 2010 07:00:00 GMT
The recession has put thousands of Americans in a position of economic insecurity. But where do low-income women and women of color fit into the recovery plans? The Ms. Foundation for Women conducted a survey of low-income women and women of color to see how the recession has affected them. The findings underscore the fact that women are being overlooked in this recession, and may even be faring worse than men.
<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: A Day's Work]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=5019 Thu, 09 Sep 2010 07:00:00 GMT
Photographer Teresa Camozzi has travelled around the globe, frequently turning her lens on the working women of the world, from China to Mexico and beyond. See the ways in which different women work in her series, "A Day's Work." ]]>
<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: Woman Kind]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=4955 Tue, 03 Aug 2010 07:00:00 GMT
Woman Kind is a project by feminist visual artist María María Acha. Since 2009, Acha has worked in digital photographic collages, using found archival images and images from the internet, magazines, books and photographs taken by the artist. This selection of collages from the Women Kind series reintroduces archival images that represent women's roles in the care economy and attempts to bring women front and center.
<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: Ludmilla's Story]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=5052 Sat, 24 Jul 2010 07:00:00 GMT

An increasing number of women from poor countries--particularly Ukraine--are migrating to Italy to take jobs as caregivers. But what about these womens' families back in their home countries? Arianna Sanesi gives us a personal, behind-the-scenes look at a migrant caregiver's visit home.

<![CDATA[The Women of Guanyun County]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=5099 Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:00:00 GMT
Photographer M. Scott Brauer presents an intimate look at the lives of the women living in Guanyan County, a depressed region of Jiangsu Province, China. China's one child policy, along with the lack of social welfare programs from the government, make it a struggle for the people of Guanyan County to survive--particularly widows, elderly women, and girl children. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Gender Gap]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=5370 Fri, 25 Jun 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Professor Randy Albelda is a feminist economist from the U.S. with a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A leading specialist on poverty and gender, she has worked as research director of the Massachusetts State Senate's Taxation Committee, and has taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston for 22 years. Albelda sat down with I.M.O.W. to discuss gender disparities in the U.S. economic crisis at last year's International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) conference.

<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: Small Farmers, Big Solutions]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=5371 Fri, 25 Jun 2010 07:00:00 GMT

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) works to make women in developing countries an integral part of alleviating global poverty. In this video from ICRW, David Kauck, a senior gender and agriculture specialist, explains why it's important to invest in women farmers.

<![CDATA[Why I Fired my Financial Planner]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=5230 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Kathy LeMay is the founder, president and CEO of Raising Change, a fundraising organization that works to advance social change agendas and philanthropy worldwide. Here, she explains what financial security means to her.

<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: Discover Women's Economic Influence]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=5228 Mon, 07 Jun 2010 07:00:00 GMT

See Jane Do is a social change multimedia production that captures the stories of everyday women doing extraordinary things for the planet. On this radio episode, the women of See Jane Do interview Global Council Member Riane Eisler about Creating a Caring Economy, Maddy Dychtward, author of Influence: How Women's Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World, balance a budget and run for office with Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall, and uncover the secrets to making a million with entrepreneur Gina Robison-Billups. Join See Jane Do on the journey to discover how women's economic influence is transforming the world.

<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: Stone Women]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=5215 Thu, 27 May 2010 07:00:00 GMT
Photographer Khaled Hasan depicts a stone mining community in Jaflong, Bangladesh, where the unregulated industry is harming the environment and leading to exploitative conditions for workers.
<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: If I Worked for 493 Years]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=4951 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Lisa Link presents this striking performance art video project about the impact of U.S. economic policies of the last ten years on middle and working class women.

<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: Barcode]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=4880 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 07:00:00 GMT

In Chinese society, red lanterns were once associated with brothels as a fetish of sexuality and selling of one's body. The divided snapshots of the lanterns symbolize the divorce of the physical and the spiritual body of marginalized women. Featured along with a stylized barcode--so familiar in contemporary consumer society--the painting is meant to refer to the ways that women's bodies can be treated as commodities.

<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: Go Women]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=4866 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 07:00:00 GMT
I believe that society is finally realizing that creating equality between women and men is not only a worthy social goal in and of itself, but a means to economic growth. In my work, I try to express my belief in a woman's ability to bring economic growth, and my conviction that women should stand up and reach for economic independence. In "Go Women," the Hebrew text that appears in the work is taken from Israel's legislation that calls for gender equality in employment.
<![CDATA[The Politics of Economics]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=4879 Tue, 30 Mar 2010 07:00:00 GMT

S. Charusheela, Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vega, sat down with I.M.O.W. at the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) conference in Boston in May 2009. Charusheela discusses human investment capital, the politics of economics, and what she considers feminist economics.

<![CDATA[The Economic Security of Unmarried Women]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=4919 Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Despite the economic disparities unmarried women face in the U.S., they make major contributions to the economy and their communities. Most unmarried women work outside the home, and they are more than a fifth of the nation's workers. In this excerpt from a piece originally published by the Center for American Progress, Weiss and Gardner explore the ways in which unmarried American women are economically vulnerable, and outline policy suggestions that could ensure their security.

<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: Bounty]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=4795 Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:00:00 GMT
Bounty is an irreverent visual statement on consumption and economic values in the land of plenty--the United States. ]]>
<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: Destinations (Bijlmer Project)]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=4675 Wed, 17 Mar 2010 07:00:00 GMT

The Bijlmer, an intercultural suburb of Amsterdam, is undergoing a long-term renovation project that may reverse its image as a chaotic ghetto brimming with shadow industries. My collage, Destinations, expresses the universal search for a brighter future with better economical conditions, where two completely different worlds intersect.

<![CDATA[COMMUNITY VOICE: Breaking Free]]> http://imow.org/economica/stories/viewStory?storyId=4765 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:00:00 GMT

The time has come for citizens of the world to rethink economic systems that have left billions of people in poverty and undervalued the importance of informal economies in the developing world. In order for systemic change to occur, all citizens must learn fundamental economic literacy, and learn to value the contributions of women to our economic system.