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Changing the Terms of the Discourse by Kumud Sharma

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Extracts from Towards Beijing

 

A Perspective from the Indian Women’s Movement

Declaration of the National Convention of Women on Beijing

February, 1995

Impact of New Economic Policies or Policies of Orthodox Stabilization and Structural Adjustment on Women

Women’s organizations and groups in India have made common cause against the onslaught of the structural adjustment policies and GAIT on the lives and livelihood of the Indian people and more specifically on the lives of the mass of Indian women. The impact of these policies on women cannot be understood clearly. Without an appreciation of the international political and economic context in which they are being imposed on developing countries and the impact these policies have already had ...

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