Posts Tagged Global South

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Quick Hit: the Panama Papers are a feminist issue

The Panama Papers—millions of leaked confidential documents from a law firm in Panama—have exposed how some of the world’s most powerful people used offshore bank accounts and shell companies to hide their wealth or avoid taxes. Though financial secrecy and tax dodging may not be the typical rallying issues of feminist movements, as Chiara Capraro and Francesca Rhodes pointed out last week, they should be. 

The Panama Papers—millions of leaked confidential documents from a law firm in Panama—have exposed how some of the world’s most powerful people used offshore bank accounts and shell companies to hide their wealth or ...

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference's morning general session at the Verizon Center in Washington March 21, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSBINR

When the Feminist Establishment Candidate is Further Right than Trump

Hillary Clinton spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference this weekend and rather unsurprisingly proved that on certain matters of human rights—namely those of women in the Global Southshe is even more conservative than Donald Trump himself.

Hillary Clinton spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference this weekend and rather unsurprisingly proved that on certain matters of human rights—namely those of women in the Global Southshe is even more conservative than Donald Trump himself.

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Feministing Jamz: Talking feminism with Ana Tijoux

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Ana Tijoux has been in the hip hop game for a long time, but I caught onto her as just about everyone else did, when she collaborated with Mexican singer Julieta Venegas back in 2007. I loved her work immediately. Though the themes of her solo albums have all been really different – from super introspective to super global – I continue to be impressed and surprised with her music. I was really excited about her new album, and having the chance to listen to it over the last few weeks, I can tell you that it does not disappoint. Ana brings back her sick rhymes and signature political ...

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Ana Tijoux has been in the hip hop game for a long time, but I caught onto her as just about everyone else did, when she

What if the price of your fair trade coffee accounted for the unpaid domestic labor of women?

That’s what some Nicaraguan fair trade co-operatives are now calculating. Upside Down World describes how this development began with a sesame oil contract with The Body Shop and has now caught on among green coffee co-ops in the country as well.

There are three types of unpaid work mainly done by women: work which is part of actual production although unpaid (like sorting coffee cherries); work which contributes indirectly to production (like washing work clothes); and domestic and other work in the home which contributes generally to the stability of the household and the community.

The innovation of this initiative lies in the fact that it includes pay not only for the first and second of ...

That’s what some Nicaraguan fair trade co-operatives are now calculating. Upside Down World describes how this development began with a sesame oil contract with The Body Shop and has now caught ...