Political Economy of Globalization (PEG)

DAWN's first global analysis provided a strong critique of the dominant economic model. DAWN's theme of Alternative Economic Frameworks, which provided the focus for the network's continuing work on the economic growth model until 1995, was renamed Political Economy of Globalization in 1996.

Under this theme, DAWN monitors and analyses the systematic processes of economic globalization and trade liberalization and their impacts on poor women of the South, working closely with other global development networks for greater accountability and radical restructuring of institutions like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations system and (from 1999) the World Trade Organization.

Through the years, DAWN had gained much insights on how the Bretton Woods Institutions worked from its participation in short-lived accountability processes and mechanisms set up as a consequence of women's criticisms of the World Bank at the Beijing Conference (Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative - SAPRI - and the External Gender Consultative Group - EGCG); realized the huge challenges in engendering with a south feminist perspective mainstream institutions and large development networks, including the United Nations Systems; and increasingly strengthened its commitment to develop feminist and heterodox economic literacy programs on globalization as well as undertake collaborative global and regional advocacy with civil society organizations in the South and global feminist networks (e.g. WWG on Financing for Development; Trade-Finances Linkages Network).

PEG Analysis Team: Corina Rodriguez Enriquez

24 Jan 2017

An amendment to the agreement on intellectual property entered into force today (23 January) securing for developing countries a legal pathway to access affordable medicines under WTO rules.

30 Nov 2016
DAWN has joined more than 300 civil society organisations from across the Asian and Pacific countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership to reject TPP rules in the RCEP
20 Oct 2016
Esta actividad tiene como objetivo discutir y analizar la ruptura de los contratos sociales y la fragilidad de nuestras democracias en el contexto actual de América Latina y el Caribe. Nos gustaría destacar y analizar las formas de intersección de la injusticia social y las respuestas del movimiento feminista y de mujeres, así como otros movimientos sociales, para resistir y trascender las abrumadoras fuerzas de la globalización que amenazan nuestras victorias en términos de derechos.
20 Oct 2016
Framed in the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), DAWN is organising the workshop.
19 Aug 2016

DAWN recently endorsed a letter to UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) member states regarding UNCTAD’s mandate. The letter is available online in English, Spanish and French. 

18 Aug 2016

This article offers ideas for achieving this by looking at the example of how tackling illicit financial flows could help the fight against women’s trafficking.

18 Aug 2016
This paper on Illicit Financial Flows and how they link to violations of womens rights was prepared by Veronica Grondona as part of DAWNS thematic work on the Political Economy of Globalisation (PEG).
10 Dec 2015
Overview of the importance of co-responsibility and feminist analysis of transformational policies. Featuring the voices of progressive policy makers and civil society from nine regions of the world - including DAWN's Nicole Bidegain.
17 Nov 2015

Para experta argentina, la asistencia de adultos mayores sería el principal desafío del Sistema Nacional Integrado de Cuidados.

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