Gender and the right to social security

woman in hospital bed

Photo credit: Louise M Cooper.

The aim of this project is to examine the international right to social security with a focus on gender. The project looks at the application of the right in Australia as well as in other countries and regions of the world. The austerity measures following the global financial crisis are leading to violations of social security rights in many nations. Women, already facing greater poverty, have been worst hit by these cuts. The project aims to develop new interpretations of the social security right that are sensitive to gender and applicable across contexts. The project director is Beth Goldblatt.

More information about Beth's involvement in the International Initiative to Promote Women’s rights to Social Security and Protection, click here.

 


Beth Goldblatt attended the:

Women’s Social Security and Protection in India
National Conference
6th& 7th May 2013
New Delhi, India

A Short Report

Over 170 participants from over 16 States including social activists, academic intelligentsia, ground workers, bureaucrats, trade unions, NGO’s, INGOs and political leaders from diverse sectors congregated for the Conference on Women’s Social Security and Protection in India to share and exchange their rich experience and knowledge on various aspects of social security issues in India. 

The two daylong sessions were highly intense, insightful and thought provoking in unpacking various dimensions on the right to social security. By first conceptualizing and problematizing the issue, the conference participants could begin to collaborate and discuss recommendations to effectively shape social security as a universal right for all in India. This Conference was a first step in efforts to ensure that the women’s voices are heard and that their realities are taken into account when addressing the challenges in matters of social security and protection in India.

Please click here to read the report on the National Conference on Women’s Social Security and Protection in India (short version).

 


Please click here to read the full report on the National Conference on Women’s Social Security and Protection in India (full version).