Recent resources on gender, development and trade

Gender and Social and Solidarity Economy, paper by UNRISD. This paper synthesizes the insights and findings of some 70 papers and think pieces prepared under the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy research project: Social and Solidarity Economy: Is There a New Economy in the Making?.

Within both civil society and academic circles, considerable attention has focused on the potential of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) that is increasingly being used to refer to organizations and enterprises engaged in the production of goods and services that are autonomous from the state and are guided by objectives and norms that prioritize social well-being, cooperation and solidarity. This logic contrasts with that of mainstream capitalist enterprises. This paper and the others in the series reflect on the gender dimensions of SSE. See also: Towards an Epistemological Foundation for Social and Solidarity Economy Social and Solidarity Economy: Between Emancipation and Reproduction

European Women’s Lobby report “1995-2015: From Words to Action”. This report assesses the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in Europe, 20 years after its adoption by the international community. It is the basis of the ‟2015: year of Action” taken forward by EWL and member associations:

The Cost of Inequality in Women’s Work – Close the Gap!, 2015 report by Action Aid. The report highlights the massive injustice suffered by working women in developing countries and shows how the global economic system relies on women’s paid and unpaid work. In economic terms, ActionAid estimates the cost to women of inequalities in pay and access to jobs is a staggering US$9 trillion each year:

Advocacy Brief: influences of religious fundamentalism on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women. By the Asian-Pacific Research & Resource Centre for Women (ARROW) for the Post 2015 Women’s Coalition:

The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 by the World Economic forum. This gives an index of national gender gaps of 142 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria: One key conclusion: based on the nine years of data available for 111 countries, the world has seen only a small improvement in equality for women in the workplace.

Estimating the costs of gender based violence in the European Union, report b EIGE – European Institute for Gender Equality, published in 2014:

Gender & Development issue on Care from a gender perspective, published in October 2014. For articles, visit the Routledge/Taylor & Francis website:

World Survey on the role of women in development 2014, published by UN Women, with a special focus on gender equality and sustainable development:

A radical agenda for men’s caregiving: addressing questions like how to create the conditions necessary for men and boys to do more care work and be part of a global effort to value care work, regardless of who carries it out, by Gary Barker:

For every $1 developing countries have earned since 2008, they have lost more than $2. In fact, lost resources have averaged over 10% of GDP. This is the conclusion from the report “the state of finances for developing countries, 2014”, published by Eurodad:

Women in Business & Management: gaining Momentum, ILO report 2015. Woman run 30% of all businesses, but only 5% of the biggest enterprises. The report also estimated that without new actions to promote women’s equality in management, it would take 100 to 200 years to achieve gender parity in business leadership positions: Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum