This month’s New Internationalist looks at the problem of world-wide ‘apartheid by sex’. First of a special two-part report on women and world development.
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Assessing women’s work in both the underdeveloped and overdeveloped world - by Eve Hall and Peter Adamson.
Two of the 40 million women in one of the poorest nations on earth - interviewed by Sue Tuckwell.
The bright side of a squatter settlement. Julia Daia and Claire Swale meet an optimistic Gracie Alexander in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Liberation isn’t even a dream for Bela. Neerja Chowdhury talks to her.
Olga Stavrakis reports from Belize on a sugar can boom which benefits everyone but the women.
Debbie Taylor reports from Odi village, Botswana where half the men are away goldmining.
Lesley Adamson sets the scene on apartheid by sex.
Does repeating a thing make it true? The followers of mainstream economic dogma must surely think ‘Yes’. After the financial crash of 2008 and the malaise ever since, they haven’t changed their tune much. Their prescriptions don’t work but the patients – you or me – are still being dosed with ‘freemarket’ medicine. We’ve worked on this edition in the spirit of providing something of an antidote. The economic bottom line is inevitable, say the powers that be. Just the way things are. Well, we – and an ever-growing legion of dissenting economists and fed-up-to-the-back-teeth members of the general public – say, ‘No’. These cherished myths are causing real harm and we need to ditch them.
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