The 2008 financial crisis is considered by many economists to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. A deep recession, high unemployment rates, precariousness and instability are just few of the several seriously damaging effects caused by the breakdown of the global economic, as well as institutional, system. Greece, Italy and Spain have been among the countries most affected by the negative consequences brought about by the financial collapse. The French economy and society have also been hit by the crisis. This study intends to provide insights on the impact of economic downturn on women’s well-being and aims to support future strategies for promoting women’s rights and gender equality. It also explores possible strategies which can help to minimize risks and alleviate the vulnerable situations of women.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.