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#46-23 Structural Adjustment … an economic tool to exploit women

Structural Adjustment is the name of an economic regime imposed mainly on less developed countries that enforces drastic cuts to public employment and services spending in exchange for international lending. It also mandates privatization and opening to foreign investment, and pushes the resulting hardships largely onto women and their families. Speakers are Jamaican radio journalist and host Barbara Gloudon, and the following economists: Peggy Antrobus from the Caribbean and Gita Sen from India, founding members of DAWN (an organization of economists from the global South); Elizabeth Lwanga-Okwenje, African Region Director, Oxfam America; Elaine Zuckerman, former employee of World Bank; and Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution. 

Related picture is attached – it’s a book from one of the speakers. Two of our speakers are co-founders of DAWN.