Published June 19, 2023 | Version v1
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RESISTIRE factsheet: Addressing Poverty and Social Exclusion: A Feminist Perspective

  • 1. University of Deusto
  • 2. Sabancı Üniversitesi
  • 3. Technological University Dublin
  • 1. European Science Foundation
  • 2. Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 3. Yellow Window


With multiple crises impacting the global economy, more and more people are being pushed or pushed harder into poverty. According to the UN (2022), 1 COVID-19 caused the first increase in poverty rates in decades. Lockdowns introduced at different phases of the pandemic led to job losses and consequent losses of income, accommodation, and financial independence. It has been shown that groups at various intersections of inequality and particularly gender, class, age, and nationality were made even more vulnerable and pushed into deep poverty during the crisis.

Civil society organisations (CSOs), feminist organisations, and other initiatives played a key role in reaching out to the margins and supporting vulnerable groups who fell through the cracks of social protection schemes. Their creative strategies for fighting poverty along intersecting inequalities should be harnessed in the future to ensure a feminist and human rights approach.


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RESISTIRE – RESpondIng to outbreaks through co-creaTIve sustainable inclusive equality stRatEgies 101015990
European Commission