The Center develops and shares knowledge about the linkages between macroeconomic policies, and economic and social rights to better influence global and national policies, and strengthen capacities for women’s global leadership and gender equality.
- Financial Regulation and Human Rights: Will New WTO Leader Bring Change (2013)
By Bisnath, S. Blog post on Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo being named the consensus candidate for the post of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- The Integration of Gender and Human Rights into the Post-2015 Development Framework (2013)
This report is based on the discussion that took place at the “Post-2015 Expert Group Meeting” held at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) from December 13-14, 2012.
- Applying a Human Rights Framework to Macroeconomic Policies (2012)
by Baruch, M. Blog post on CWGL's recent Nexus Brief, which provides an introduction to conducting an economic and social rights audit on economic policy, for the Triple Crisis Blog.
by Balakrishnan, R & Elson, D. The article offers reflections on the post-2015 development framework, based on their views of the strengths and weaknesses of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) development framework; key changes since 2000; and ideas on how to address the challenges of the post-2015 period.
- Whither Macroeconomics? Sustainable Development from a Feminist Human Rights Perspective (2012)
by Bisnath, S. Blog post on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), commonly known as Rio+20, for the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
- Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account (2011)
by Balakrishnan, R. & Elson, D. This Zed Books publication presents a powerful critique of three decades of neoliberal economic policies, assessed from the perspective of human right norms.
- Financial Regulation, Capabilities and Human Rights in the US Financial Crisis: The Case of Housing (2011) by by Balakrishnan, R. & Elson, D. and Heintz, J. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 12:1, 153‐168, 2011
This article analyzes financial regulation in shaping capabilities, in the context of the 2008 financial crisis in the USA.
- Macroeconomics and the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (2011)
This report is the culmination of a two-day experts meeting, “Macroeconomics and the Rights to Water and Sanitation,” designed to contribute to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation’s work on gender equality and macroeconomics.
- Maximum Available Resources & Human Rights: Analytical Report (2011)
This report highlights numerous questions and issues which could be raised in the context of evaluating whether a state is using the maximum resources available for the fulfillment of economic and social rights.
- The Right to Food, Gender Equality and Economic Policy (2011)
This report is the culmination of a two-day experts meeting, “The Right to Food, Gender Equality and Economic Policy,” which was held at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, highlighting the contribution to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food’s work on gender equality.
- Corporate Control of Our Democracy: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)
by Balakrishnan, R. & Heintz, J. This article discusses the ruling on corporate campaign contributions and it's influence on human rights.
- Making the International Monetary Fund Accountable to Human Rights (2010)
by Balakrishnan, R. & Heintz, J. This article discusses the IMF's lack of concern for international human rights obligations within their policies.
- Why Human Rights are Indispensable to Financial Regulation (2010)
by Balakrishnan, R. & Heintz, J. This article discusses the government's obligation to protect our human rights and when an individual business or institution threatens them, they must step in to protect economic and social rights.
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by Balakrishnan, R., Heintz, J., and Seguino, S. This report discusses the significance of the economic and social rights that provide a fundamental standard of decency for evaluating our economic system.
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Although economic policy has been geared toward achieving economic growth the means by which it is being done has been responsible for undermining goals in the domain of human rights, which clearly needs to be assessed through an ethical lens.
- The Economic Crisis is a Human Rights Issue (2008)
by Balakrishnan, R. & Elson, D. This article discusses the obligations governments have to respect, protect and fulfill human rights, which include the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to housing, and the right to education.
by Balakrishnan, R. & Elson, D. This text considers how concerned citizens might audit economic policies from a human rights perspective, with a particular focus on economic and social rights.
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This work focuses on the human rights impacts in Mexico and the United States of public expenditure, taxation and trade policies, monetary and fiscal policies, as well as regulation and pension reform.
- Migrant Women's Human Rights in G-7 Countries: Organizing Strategies (1997)
This publication reflects how migrant women in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, and Japan have placed issues such as domestic violence, worker's rights and xenophobia in the public sphere.
- Missing Women: The G20, Gender Equality and Global Economic Governance (2013) by Heintz, J.
- New Horizons in Economic and Social Rights Monitoring Seminar Report (2013)
- World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development. An Opportunity Both Welcome and Missed (An Extended Commentary) (2012) by Razavi, S.