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Paying the Price for the Economic Crisis

New research by Oxfam International uncovers a hidden aspect of the global economic crisis – its impact on women.

‘First the company reduced our pay, then we lost our jobs. They have refused to pay us severance or other benefits. Since I lost my job sometimes we eat only once or twice a day. I don’t know what to do, we are just camping in front of the factory gates, waiting for the company to pay us.’ Ms Kry Chamnan, Cambodia, February 2009.

Find out from this discussion paper, Paying the Price for the Economic Crisis, how women workers in the developing world are paying a heavy price as the global economic crisis unravels their rights, their livelihoods, and their families’ welfare – with knock-on effects that could last for generations.

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