Black African women earn 19.6% less than White British Men. Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority women have been disproportionately impacted by local government cuts. More than half a million disabled people would like to work more. Unpaid carers provide £57 billion worth of social care a year.
Economic theory has been the preserve of white men for centuries and as it stands, our economy only deepens social inequalities. So how can we make sure our new economics work for everyone?
This workshop will teach you how to re-examine economic policy, from the local to the global through an intersectional feminist lens.
What will it cover?
- Current inequalities within our economic system
- Feminist economics: why unpaid work is the backbone of the paid economy
- How to analyse economic policies, plans and decisions for its impact on different groups
- How to get it right
What will I leave with?
- An understanding of why our economic system reinforces structural inequality
- An overview of feminist economics
- Tools to analyse economic decisions and policies for its impact on different groups
- Practical steps you can take to make sure your projects promote equality
Who is it for?
Everyone — no prior understanding of economic theory necessary.
Polly Trenow is a campaigner on gender inequality and the economy. She is on the Management Committee of the Women’s Budget Group who scrutinise government economic policies from a feminist perspective. She has previously worked for the Fawcett Society, the London School of Economics and Politics (LSE), Maternity Action, the New Economy Organisers Network (NEON), the UK Gender and Development Network and a number of other charities, schools and universities, and local governments.