Economía Femini(s)ta (EF) is an organization born on May, 2015 with the aim of showing the gender inequality through the dissemination of information, statistics, academic content and creative production directed at the general public. Since its creation we have grown quantitatively and qualitatively, adding new collaborators and expanding the topics we cover. In this way, we are able to understand, quantify and explain different sources of economic inequality which were scarcely studied in the past.
Since information is a key to empower society, we believe that a centralized account of this information should be available and, particularly, comprehensible to everybody. Most of our work is to bridge the gap between academic and technical work, and the general public. Every day we share information, articles, statistics, and ideas on the social networks, and we exchange them with those who work with a gender perspective in different areas of knowledge.
In the field of economics, we have seen many advances in terms of women’s participation, but there is a long way to go. The persisting pay gap –which at this rate will be closed in the year 2186! –, the glass ceilings and walls (which means the barriers that prevent women from reaching high-level positions and their entry into certain sectors), the unequal distribution of unpaid domestic work between women and men, are just a few of the matters dealt with in this web site. We also discuss gender-based violence, femicides, legal abortion, gender parity in politics and those issues we considered main problems to move towards a fairer and more egalitarian society.
In 2016, our website won the Lola Mora Award, granted by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires in the Digital Media category for its work in promoting changes in cultural patterns which allow for the elimination of stereotypes of women’s image transmitted by the media.
In December, 2016, we published the book Economía feminista. Cómo construir una sociedad igualitaria (sin perder el glamour), which received the declaration of special interest for the city of Buenos Aires, Rosario and Posadas.
Since last March 8th we are promoting the #MenstruAction campaign to show menstruation is another factor of inequality, which is added to others which are more popular and we usually discussed in our publications. Our campaign has two bills in the National Congress (Argentina) and four more bills in the Province of Buenos Aires, City of Buenos Aires and Rosario.
During the last year we launched online courses about feminist philosophy and economics, and about data and gender. By doing this, we aim to close the gaps in our training and contribute to a greater and richer discussion about gender issues.
We believe the solution to inequality includes, as a preliminary step, the knowledge and information about those issues, so we invite you to read and share the material which can help us to get a little closer to a world where women and men be truly equal.
Translated by Jimena Patricia López – firstname.lastname@example.org