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The Society for International Development (SID) and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) invite you to join Lydia Alpízar Durán (AWID), Ireen Dubel (Hivos), Han Deggeller (WILPF) and Wendy Harcourt (Editor Development), for the official Dutch launch and reception of a special issue of the quarterly Journal Development on gender and economic justice. With films, discussions and a chance to network informally, it will be a unique occasion to discuss gender and economic justice issues in the context of the post 2015 development agenda.

DevelopmentPLUS - Find below additional articles and interviews on 'Gender and Economic Justice' on DevelopmentPLUS, the online blog of SID quarterly journal Development. 

Gender Responsive Budgeting. An exit strategy from the crisis, Interview with Zohra Khan

Gender equity: Kenya at crossroads by Akoko Akech

In this interview Zohra Khan of UN Women provides an overview around the Gender Responsive Budgeting approach, its achievements so far and major challenges ahead as a possible strategy to face up with the crisis, in poor countries as well as in rich economies.

by Akoko Akech. Despite the promise of a new constitution, arguably, East Africa’s most progressive or liberal constitution, Kenya still has the lowest level of women representation in key places of decision making and could face a serious constitutional crisis, if it does not find a suitable mechanism for effecting several constitutions provisions on gender equity and representation, especially on parliamentary representation. 

by Asoka Bandarage. The author argues that growing economic inequality and the distribution of resources and opportunities is the main social issue of our time. She explores the systemic roots of the current crisis through an integration of critical social science analysis and a universal spiritual approach to ecological sustainability and social development. She argues that the current crisis can be located in unbridled economic growth and the twin forces of capital and technology.

by Elissa Braunstein. It reviews the gendered employment impacts of the macroeconomic policy environment, with a particular focus on women’s employment. This is a summary version of the article: ‘Neoliberal Development Macroeconomics: A Consideration of its Gendered Employment Effects’, published by UNRISD, February 2012. Click here for full original  version

On 22 October, Fokko Wientjes, Director Corporate Sustainable Development at DSM, delivered the second lecture in the SID 2012-2013 Lecture Series 'More than 50 years of ODA: lessons learned and new approaches'. The discussion afterwards was led by Myrtille Danse, Executive Director of BoP Innovation Center.
Watch the video with speakers and main topics addressed.