Global Justice & Women’s Issues

Global justice thinking is influenced by the feminist inclusion of injustice in personal lives, including who does domestic and care work.[i] Specific global women’s issues are the feminization of the global labor force with poor working conditions and low pay for millions of women, along with unfairness in global institutions like multinational corporations. Women are only 5.5% of World Bank Governors and 2% of high positions in the IMF, but studies have “largely ignored problems related to gender” such as oil-producing countries have fewer employed women and the beneficiaries of corruption are often men.[ii] Scott Wisor suggests that women’s rights in resource-exporting countries are connected to creating employment for women.[iii] In response, women form transnational women’s collectives such as the Asian Women’s Immigrant Advocates and Feminists Against Sweatshops. Scott Wisor suggests that women’s rights in resource-exporting countries are connected to creating employment for women.[iv]

[i] Alison Jaggar, ed. Gender and Global Justice. Polity Press, 2014, p. 7.

[ii] Jaggar, Gender and Global Justice, p. 44, p. 171-174.

[iii] Ibid., p. 187.

[iv] Ibid., p. 187.

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