Tag Archives: Women

Arab Humanist: The Necessity of Basic Income

Nohad A Nassif recently self-published her first book “Arab Humanist: The Necessity of Basic Income“. It is an unashamedly autobiographical story, which talks about how she ran away from her family while living in Austin, Texas, and what happened to her when she became homeless. The book contains story art and commentary sections on Basic Income. Nohad believes that everyone

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Canada: National Inquiry into violence against indigenous women reveals the necessity to eliminate poverty in the country

On the right: Anna Fowler (director of health & social development); on the left: Qajaq Robinson (lawyer, commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report), in 2016. Picture credit to: The Globe and Mail, Canada.   Research and historical evidence have firmly established that “poverty is a root cause of violence against women”. The

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India Network for Basic Income releases YouTube videos

The India Network for Basic Income recently released two new YouTube videos aiming to highlight issues around universal basic income (UBI). The first, which lasts slightly over one minute, addresses the payment of UBI to women, and makes the argument that, as women frequently do unpaid work such as childcare or housekeeping, providing them with a regular income does not

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VIDEO: 10 Caregiver Reasons for a Basic Income

    For more than 20 years, Karen Patrick has been a full-time caregiver for an adult daughter with multiple disabilities. When she learned about the idea of a basic income guarantee, Karen saw immediately that it would greatly improve the situations of herself and other family caregivers. The importance of caregivers and even a caregiver agency cannot be understated.

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Thinking about Basic Income on International Women’s Day

By Liane Gale and Ann Withorn for the Basic Income Woman Action Group (BIWAG) Since 1909, International Women’s Day has been a day for recognizing women’s economic, political and social achievements.  Yet over the past century, March 8 Women’s Day celebrations have revealed tensions between feminists, socialists and anarchists about the meaning of women’s roles in society. Feminists saw full

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