Dear All, Please find enclosed some info about a new program on Economic Empowerment for Women, initiated by Mama Cash . Sorry for cross-posting.
Cheers Maren **************************************************************************** ********* Economic Empowerment On 1 August 2001, Mama Cash launched a new program: Economic Empowerment for women. This means that the program is now ready to give out grants to small, innovative or starting women's groups. Overall, Mama Cash aims to broaden the economic basis of the women's movement itself, to assist groups working for economic justice worldwide, and to contribute to gathering, consolidating and mobilising the knowledge of women to engender economic changes. World-wide, the majority of women are increasingly economically marginalised and impoverished. The value of women's work is eroding; women are working more for less. Mama Cash support those women's groups which are taking initiatives to improve women's economic position and changing unjust economic structures that keep women poor. As part of the Economic Empowerment Program, Mama Cash subsidies are available for women's groups which are starting up new initiatives and actions: · on inspiring feminist economic alternatives and models, aiming to influence economic policies (world-wide) · on campaigns on international economics, against the power of multinationals from a genderperspective (world-wide) · on documenting the success of women's economic campaigns and activities as an example to others (world-wide) · on women workers organising in marginalised economic sectors (only for the Global South, East and Central Europe) Mama Cash supports women's groups that are working on feminist economic alternatives and models with the aim to influence economic policies nationally, regionally and internationally. The women's movement needs new inspiring views on how to break current economic deadlocks and change the power relations that bind women to poverty. Mama Cash only supports those initiatives of women's groups that are directly linked to the women's movement and that have a campaigning and international element What: subsidy, maximum fl 10,000 For: women's groups, world-wide Women's groups campaigning on international economics, trade and investment, against the power of transnational companies may apply for funds in order to expand their visibility, influence and power, both in general and within existing international campaigns. Activities must have a gender/feminist perspective. Groups in the global South have preference but there is a small fund for groups in the global North. What: subsidy, maximum fl 20,000 For: women's groups, world-wide Mama Cash gives out small subsidies to women workers organising. Funds are limited to those women's groups who consist of marginalised women (e.g. indigenous women), women working in the informal sectors and who do not get access to existing labour unions funds and who are (also) working on gender specific labour issues. In addition Mama Cash supports the labour organisation of sex workers. What: subsidy, maximum fl 10,000 For: women's groups, Global South and East and Central Europe Mama Cash supports those projects that document the successes of the women's movement and women's campaigns in the struggle for economic empowerment. Women's groups, who wish to document their experiences of successful campaigns and cannot find funding elsewhere, may apply to Mama Cash. This budget line is not open to individuals. Projects must be initiated and carried out by women's groups, be new inspiring examples for others and project positive images of women as agents. A distribution plan for the final documentation must be included. What: subsidy, maximum fl 10,000 For: women's groups documenting their own history of economic empowerment, world-wide All correspondence may be addressed to Marieke van Schaik [EMAIL PROTECTED] Telephone 31-20-6893634 (Fridays only) This is GainsNet, the mailing list of the UN-INSTRAW-GAINS Network Members. To reply to the GainsNet group, click on "reply all" To reply to an individual, click on "reply" To unsubscribe from GainsNet, send an email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line