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Stay tuned for our closing seminar on   Wednesday, October 22nd:                                                                                                                                                           9am NY / 10am Montevideo / 2pm London /     15hrs Rome / 16hrs Nairobi / 20hrs Bangkok By the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development
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Our most recent webinars are, “What the Social Contract Means in the Age of Data –
Feminist Visions and Perspectives” click here: 
"Capital versus Life? Corporate Capture: Financialization & Financial Extractivism" click here:   

 “What the Social Contract Means in the Age of Data – Feminist Visions and Perspectives”

Introduction and Welcome: Rosa Lizarde, Global Director, Feminist Task Force and Emilia Reyes, Program Director, Equidad de Género, Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia; Co-Convenors, WWG on FfD

Panel:    (bios below)

Deborah James, Director of International Programs, Center for Economic and Policy Research and Coordinator, Our World is Not for Sale (OWINFS) network

Kate Lappin, Asia Pacific Regional Secretary, Public Services International

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change

Laura Mann, Assistant Professor, Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science


Mariama Williams, Programme Coordinator, South Centre

Part of a series of action-oriented dialogues on the macro agendas and the current crises:
Macro Solutions for Women, the People and the Planet


Deborah James is the Director of International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC, where she facilitates the global civil society network on the World Trade Organization (WTO), Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINFS). She regularly advises civil society, trade unions, and governments around the world on the proposed new rules on digital trade in the WTO. Her most recent publication, “Digital Trade Rules: A disastrous new constitution for the global economy written by and for Big Tech” exposes the potential impacts on democracy, workers, taxation, human rights, digital industrialization, and other issues.

Kate Lappin is the Asia Pacific Regional Secretary for Public Services International - the Global Union Federation that represents 30 million workers and their unions who deliver public services in more than 150 countries. Kate previously headed the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development and has published on the impact of trade agreements on women's human rights.

Laura Mann is an Assistant Professor in the International Development department at the London School of Economics and does research on the political economy of markets and new information and communication technologies.  She is currently working on a project examining the digitisation of agriculture in and between the USA and Kenya.

Anita Gurumurthy is the Executive Director of IT for Change where she works on the political economy of data governance,  labour and digital economy and governance of the digital public sphere, with a keen feminist lens.

Mariama Williams, Ph.D., is the Programme Coordinator, Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Gender Programme, at the South Centre, in Geneva.  Dr. Williams is also a director of the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE), Jamaica.  She is the author of Climate Change Finance—Coming out of the Margins (Routledge, 2015) and other publications. Her current research areas are the debt & financial crisis, climate change & climate change financing, and gender trade and development.

Rosa Lizarde, Global Director of the Feminist Task Force, and Emilia Reyes, the Program Director of the Policies & Budgets for Equality & Sustainable Development department at Gender Equity: Citizenship, Work & Family, are the Co-Convenors of the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD), an alliance of women’s organizations and networks which advocates for the advancement of women’s human rights and gender equality in the Financing for Development related UN processes. <> <> <>

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