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Building Sustainable Infrastructure for Women Globally

Jane Stinson

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This report documents CRIAW-ICREF’s panel held during the 63rd session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63), in New York. The panel discussed the international corporate push to privatize infrastructure and the threat it imposes on women’s access to sustainable social protection globally. Public Private Partnerships reduce state capacity to build gender-responsive infrastructure such as public transit, child care, water, energy, and other public services that empower women in their work and social reproductive roles. Panelists shared stories of struggle for sustainable public infrastructure as women from different countries continuously work together to propose alternatives to strengthen gender responsive public services.

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