EuroMed Rights, Arab Watch Coalition, the Women’s Budget Group and Gender Action are pleased to invite you to the webinar “THE GENDERED IMPACT OF AUSTERITY: EXPERIENCES FROM THE EURO-MED REGION”, that will take place on ZOOM, the 7 of July, from 14h to 15h30 CET.
THE GENDERED IMPACT OF AUSTERITY: EXPERIENCES FROM THE EURO-MED REGION
ZOOM Webinar, 7 July 2023
Austerity continues to impact human rights globally. Cuts to public spending, wages, social protection, and welfare exacerbate societal inequalities, including gender disparity. Women bear a disproportionate burden due to their societal roles, including the increased demand for unpaid care work. At the same time, governments implement austerity under pressure from international financial institutions like the IMF, as part of “policy conditionality”. Highlighting the IMF’s policy influence and gendered impact is crucial as the annual meetings in Marrakech this October are approaching.
Drawing on cross-regional experiences in the Euro-Mediterranean region, we will explore the gendered impact of austerity measures, sheding light on how international financial institutions, such as the IMF, contribute to reproducing gender inequalities in economic policies.
- Elaine Zuckerman, President of Gender Action: A gender critique of the IMF gender strategy.
- Janet Veitch, chair of UK Women’s Budget Group: Who pays for austerity?
- Shereen Talaat, Co-director of Arab Watch Coalition: MENA experience with austerity measures and their gendered impact.
Languages: interpretation provided in English, French and Arabic.