Five Years of Progress for Domestic Workers, But Much Still to be Done

In the five years since the International Labour Organization adopted Convention 189 on Domestic Workers, governments in nearly 50 countries have updated their legislation to provide better employment protection for domestic workers, and 22 countries have already ratified the Convention. An estimated 15 million workers now have improved rights and protections at work, included the […]

Addis delegates failed to put money where mouth was on gender equality

World leaders at the development finance summit may have paid lip service to women’s rights, but the Addis Ababa action agenda tells a different story Talking the talk … the Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the opening of the development finance summit in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters By Ana Ines Abelenda and Nerea Craviotto […]

Financing for Development: Addis Ababa and Beyond

The Programme for Women’s Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights has published a brief, subtitled “Feminist Perspective from the Global South”, on the necessity of including women’s work in Financing for Development policies. The paper also discusses the shortcomings of privatized investment in developing economies and outlines critical steps toward an inclusive and equitable development agenda. […]