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From its origins, feminist economics has highlighted the need to advance in a broader conception of the economy and the economic system, which, in addition to the productive sphere, takes into account the reproductive sphere. In particular, this current points out the importance of unpaid care work for the development of people, but goes a step further by explaining how the provision of care is actually a social need, as it allows the reproduction of the working class, which in turn will be responsible for creating economic values ​​in the reproductive sphere (that is, for reproducing the economic system).

The complaint was initiated against GVL in October 2012 before the RSPO. The Complaints Panel’s first decision in the case was on December 13, 2012, finding that the complaints had merit and issuing a Stop Order against GVL. Beginning in 2013, GVL was required to file quarterly reports on its activities in Liberia, including its efforts to improve its operations and to comply with later decisions from the RSPO.

ESCR-Net members have been engaged in several actions in opposition to Luxembourg registered agri-business Socfin Group and its operations in several Western African countries.

Liberian members...

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Over the past year, ESCR-Net members have begun a global discussion about how to advance economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in situations of conflict and occupation and in post-conflict transitions. A first round of online discussions was held between December 2017 and January

LBR 001 / 1216 / OBS 106 Threats /Judicial harassment / Arbitrary detention / Release Liberia December 12, 2016 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following...

Their silence was audible.

As 150 people took their seats, ready to inaugurate ESCR-Net’s Global Strategy Meeting, several empty chairs featured prominently among the crowd; holding space for those who did not manage...

The following petition has been initiated by ESCR-Net member Green Advocates who invites any member of ESCR-Net or the public to add their signature in support. November 3, 2016 To: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia Your Excellency: We write to express our deep concern regarding an...

Liberia is ‘back in business’. The Ebola outbreak left the country’s economy badly dented. But since the country was declared Ebola free on 9 May 2015, the government has been actively promoting private sector investment again. The first trade missions to the country...

Earlier this month Liberian environmental justice lawyer Alfred Lahai Brownell led a briefing on Bridgestone/Firestone's continued violations of child rights and environmental destruction.  As the leading lawyer on case the against Firestone, Brownell's research work with plantation workers influenced an Alien Tort Claims Act case filed against Firestone in the United States.