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“We have to be careful not to go backwards, to remember that we are still here” Interview with Isa Alvarez

Isa Alvarez is an agro-ecologist and researcher living in Vitoria (Spain). She originally comes from the academic world, but has been active for 15 years in different activist organizations working on the issue of food sovereignty, where she incorporates the feminist perspective.   Where does your commitment to activism come from? When I finished my …

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“Women’s cooperatives are a privileged place of expression and empowerment” Interview with Sabine Martel

Interview with Sabine Martel, gender equality consultant for SSE associations and companies in PACA region (France), member of Osez le Féminisme 84 and expert on women’s cooperatives.   Hello Sabine, how was your commitment to the women’s cooperatives in developing countries born? In 1998, I was sent to the Philippines by Asmae, an international solidarity association, …

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Pathways to Asia’s Transformative & Solidarity Economy through ASEAN People’s Forum 2020

The neoliberal market economy remains the mainstream economy in Southeast Asia as it is in many parts of the world. It is geared towards maximizing returns to Finance Capital at the expense of people and the environment, it systematically creates economic inequality and social injustice, and it cannot offer a solution to the debt, climate, …

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Convergence of transformative economies in Ecuador: “Weaving an economy for the sustainability of life”

In the global framework of the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies, WSFTE, the Meeting of Transformative Economies, organized in Ecuador, is being held from November 5 to December 17, 2020, under the theme: “Weaving an economy for the sustainability of life”. The series of seven virtual events constitutes a process of articulation of SSE …

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SSE Academy: a digital community exchanges on SSE case studies in Asia

As the hype of online meetings have increased since March 2020, ASEC initiated the SSE Online Academy which both delivers lectures from SSE academics and showcases best practices of SSE actors. Officially started on May 2nd 2020 the SSE Online Academy substitutes ASEC’s casual activities which were formerly implemented once a year through their international …