Care at the Centre of a Feminist, Unionised, Just, Green, Future

24 Mar 2022 New York, NY, USA 24 Mar - 24 Mar

Care at the Centre of a Feminist, Unionised, Just, Green, Future

  • 24 Mar - 24 Mar
  • New York, NY, USA

10:00 - 12:00 EDT

Feminist, trade union, tax justices and human rights organisations will explain how rebuilding the social organisation of care could enable a just and equitable transition to a decarbonised, solidarity-based, and unionised future.  

Thursday 24 March 10.00-12.00 am EDT | 15:00-17:00 CET
Interpretation in English - French - Spanish

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The event aims to influence the discussions on climate justice from a feminist and trade unionist perspective, follow-up outcomes at the CSW, and influence gender transformative, green, COVID recovery plans that are centred on rebuilding the social organisation of care. 

Welcome and opening remarks

  • Irene Khumalo, Swaziland Democratic Nurses' Union (Eswatini) - PSI’s World Women’s Committee Chair  

Panel  Speakers

  • Magdalena Sepúlveda - Executive Director of the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR)
    The main challenges for a just and equitable transition to renewable, clean energy. How to ensure that energy is publicly owned and includes the principles of energy democracy, where women are fully empowered to make decisions over the energy affecting their lives

  • Rosa Pavanelli - General Secretary, Public Services International (PSI),
    The role of public care services and care workers in response to the climate crisis and its transformation. How decent work for all and changing the current sexual division of labour can enable a just and equitable transition

  • Kate Donald - Director of Program at the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
    A human rights-based approach is critical considering rising gender inequalities and the climate crisis. How the recognition of the human right to care will activate the States’ obligations and help rebuilding the social organisation of care.

  • Liz Nelson - Director, Tax Justice and Human Rights, Tax Justice Network (TJN)
    Increasing public spending to finance public services that support the right to care and the renewable transition. How can tax help in reshaping an eco-social contract open for meaningful transparency, accountability, and representation?

  • Wangari Kinoti International Policy Advisor, Women’s Rights, ActionAid
    Decolonial and anti-patriarchal lens are needed to transform global governance rules to rebalance unequal power relations between the Global North and Global South, rooted in extraction, one of the main causes of climate crisis.

  • Moderator:  Corina Rodríguez - Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN).                       

Conclusions and way forward    


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