Project Dates: 2010-2011 (renewed until 2014)
Principal Investigator: Barbara Cameron (York University)
Co-Applicants: Isabella Bakker (York University), Meg Luxton (York University), Leah Vosko (York University)
Other researchers: Bonnie Diamond (Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action), Kate McInturff (Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action), Farha Leilani (Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation), Joyce Hancock (Independent Consultant), Nancy Baroni (FAFIA), Sarah Lugtig (Manitoba Human Rights Commission), Shelagh Day (Poverty and Human Rights Centre), Andree Cote (Public Service Alliance of Canada), Yvonne Peters (Independent Consultant)
The “Women’s Human Rights, Macroeconomics and Policy Choices” project mobilizes knowledge on the political economy of women’s human rights reflected in the growing body of literature that uses a human rights lens to analyze government policy. The specific focus of the project is research that addresses the connections among macroeconomic policy, public policies that particularly impact the paid and unpaid work of women, and women’s access to human rights. The project is designed to engage members of local organizations concerned with women’s human rights in the real-world policy process related to the development of the annual federal budget. These organizations are involved in the project through their affiliation with the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), an umbrella for seventy-five organizations concerned with women’s human rights.