Crises seem to have become the new normal – from climate change to Covid-19 to Ukraine and the economic turmoil they have generated for many. But with crisis comes opportunity, and there has been a proliferation of visions for reorganising contemporary forms of capitalism and its complicity with militarism, extractivism, and uncaring. Some of these visions have been generated in international forums, others are emerging from the bottom-up.
This local plenary of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) conference will engage in a common visioning of a feminist future by engaging with new thinking emerging from international organisations, the ILO and UN Women in particular, and from the strategising of actors in the Geneva social and solidarity economy. It will take the concept of caring as an entry point for such visioning, explore the promise of establishing a care economy and the policy challenges this entails. It also will showcase how current production and consumption practices can and are already being transformed in grassroots initiatives. And it will interrogate the limits of a care economy from diverse feminist perspectives.
- Chidi King, International Labour Organization
- Caroline Piffaretti, Association pour la Promotion de l’Economie sociale et Solidaire (APRES-Ge)
- Anuradha Seth, UN Women
- Christine Verschuur, Espace Femmes International and Geneva Graduate Institute.
- Elisabeth Prügl (Geneva Graduate Institute)
This event will be conducted in English and French with simultaneous interpretation into Spanish.
This plenary session is part of the 2022 conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) hosted by the Gender Centre from 29 June-1 July.
With support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, UN Women and the International Labour Organization.
Picture: Les mains de Vénus by © Catherine Grangier