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Economic Globalisation and Women’s Movement...
Economic Globalisation and Women’s Movement
During the last one decade, women’s movement in India has faced sharper polarisation due to rise of cultural nationalism, that uses women to score points for identity politics, coupled with economic liberalisation that is wooing the elite women and breaking the backs of the working class women.
In response to imposition of structural adjustment programme (SAP) and stabilization policies at the behest of International Monitory Institute, women’s movements across the national boundaries have been debating various strategies and tactics of transforming the Neo-liberal Development Paradigm. World Social Forum and Regional Social Fora have provided democratic platforms for reflections on a just, sustainable & caring Global Economy. These deliberations have convinced us that Another World is Possible and globalisation also bears the promise and possibilities of furthering women’s rights and well-being. Gender sensitive strategic thinking can address practical and strategic gender needs of women. For example, more women in more areas of economic activities can be gainfully and justly employed. Information technology can enable women throughout the globe to share strategies and successes for stress-free and safe life. We should not forget that there is north in the South and there is south in the North. So we must strive for global solidarity and sisterhood of all women who are oppressed and exploited, degraded and dehumanised by the patriarchal class structure.
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