[Brussels, 9 February 2021] Thanks to the work of our members, Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights., the EWL’s publication “Purple Pact: A feminist approach to the economy” is now available in Portuguese. Purple Pact the result of the EWL feminist economics working group and provides analysis and recommendations to rethink the current macro-economic system from a critical feminist perspective.
The Purple Pact challenges the current macro-economic model founded on unsustainable growth, at the expense of exploiting people, especially women, and the environment, which has finite natural resources. The way in which we collect tax and measure growth and productivity (i.e. through GDP) completely ignores the invaluable contributions of women’s un-paid and invisible work. This work is often performed within entrenched stereotypical roles whereby men are the bread-winners and women are the caretakers. The Purple Pact proposes, inter alia, a Care Deal for Europe, which would respond to many current challenges, primarily care as a collective need and responsibility for both women and men throughout the life cycle.
The Purple Pact is intended to stimulate debate and exchange, an invitation to a broad range of stakeholders including decision-makers at national and European level, to seriously take on board feminist economic principles in future macro-economic policies. The EWL’s feminist economics working group will continue to develop and expand on the recommendations in the report.
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