Classical political economy makes explicit linkages between political, economic and social factors. WILPF uses the feminist political economy to bring a gender perspective into the traditional analysis. Our feminist political economy analysis helps to put structures of power and inequalities under the spotlight and to understand the root causes of war.
Complementing a human rights approach to society, a feminist political economy strives towards a just, productive and sustainable economy based on feminist values and principles; and in post-conflict countries, we might add, an economy of peace.
A feminist political economy is not about “adding” women, it is about the equal and just distribution of power and resources. WILPF works towards societies built on democratic, transparent and inclusive political and economic policies. They will lead the way to promote social cohesion, equality and solidarity within and across societies.