Brave new world

Welcome to a brave new world

where economy is not rocket science

where women’s empowerment is the rule

and partriarchy the exception

Welcome to a brave new world

where equality tames the beast of

macro militarism,

green economics,

unabated violence,

abject poverty,

relentless capitalism

where equity is the guiding principle

signaling the transformation to…

women owning their bodies, their minds, their souls

women owning their time, their land, their livelyhoods

women owning their earth, their air, their water

women owning their lust, their love, their sexuality

women owning their life without question!

Welcome to a brave new world

where we celebrate feminist spirituality

where we hold the line to the vicious, dehumanizing face of

exclusion, discrimination and inequality

Welcome to a brave new world

Welcome to the new women’s economy!

This poem is based on the first two days of the AWID Forum, which I am attending in Istanbul. Turkey. This time the forum ‘goes into depth on how economic power is impacting on women and the planet, and to facilitate connections among the very diverse groups working on these issues from both human rights and justice approaches so that together we contribute to stronger, more effective strategies to advance women’s rights and justice.’ Want to learn more? Go to http://www.awid.org

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