Economic Justice and Rights of Women in The Global South

Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente
Posted September 1, 2020 from Chile

Economic justice is a component of social justice and welfare economics. It is a set of moral and ethical principles for building economic institutions, where the ultimate goal is to create an opportunity for each person to establish a sufficient material foundation upon which to have a dignified, productive, and creative life.

It's important to explore this topic in the perspective of women's rights and development because gender equality will only be achieved when women have equal access to, and control over resources, and equal participation and influence in economic decision-making. Women’s economic empowerment means women can benefit from economic activities on terms which recognise the value of their contribution, respect their dignity and make it possible for them to negotiate a fair income.

That´s why I am so honored by the invitation of the Mexican Ambassador to South Africa Ana Luisa Fajer, to join the panel of this valuable open south-south dialogue on Economic Justice and Rights of Women in The Global South with these outstanding women:

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze is the acting Programme Head and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) with a focus on emerging threats. At ISS, she helps to inform institutional strategy, and also undertakes research and provides technical assistance support to the Transnational Threats and International Crime (TTIC) division of the ISS. 

Claudia Calvin Venero is an international consultant on global issues, equality, ICT and leadership. She founded Mujeres Construyendo in 2009, the first platform for the dissemination of content of women bloggers in Spanish, whose objective is to promote the empowerment of women through information and communication technologies (ICT) and give visibility to female voices on the net.

Dr. Sithembile Mbete is a lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria. Her research has been funded by the National Institute for Humanities and Social Science (NIHSS), National Research Foundation (NRF), the American Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Mellon Foundation. Sithembile is a 2019 Open Society Foundation Democracy Fellow. She is part of an international study group on the rise of populism across the world.

Join us in the conversation that will broadcast on the Mexican Embassy's Facebook page at the following link 18:00 Pretoria / 9:00 México / 10:00 Chile  


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Busayo Obisakin
Sep 01
Sep 01

Dear Vanessa,
Congratulations on your appointment to be part of this very important discussion. Well done on the good job you are doing

Ana Lozano
Sep 01
Sep 01

¡Hola, Vanessa!
What a great opportunity you have shared here! I will most definitely be there. Also, Clau Calvin is a long time friend and mentor of mine to whom I really look up to. All the participants, including yourself, sound like you are amazing; and if there's something I love is learning from amazing women.
Again, thank you!

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 01
Sep 01

Hi Vanessa,
This is such good news, that a conference is being held specifically on the right for women to have access to money. Embedded in the system we live under is the expectation that women are to do the work we do without expecting to be paid, and so very often being refused pay. The time is long overdue that this system is ended, and that women have financial independence whether married or not. This panel shows hope for change. Congratulations and best wishes for some real progress. (There is an 'o' missing in the link, it works fine if added to facebook).

Hello, Vanessa,

Welcome back to World Pulse! It's great to hear from you with this great opportunity to share with us. Congratulations to be part of the panel! Please update us soon!

Sep 02
Sep 02

Congrats, well done:)


Nini Mappo
Sep 02
Sep 02

Hello Vanessa,
Congratulations on being recognised as a voice for economic change and freedom for the women of our time and of the future.

Sep 19
Sep 19

Thank you for sharing.