Thirty Years Later: Are We Still ‘Counting for Nothing’? Marilyn Waring
Marilyn will reflect on the GDP and changes and strategies emerging since 1989, the year her classic critique was published. What has been critical and radical, what has been sadly strategically astray, and what has added to the destructive power of this over-rated indicator?
Waring is professor of public policy, AUT University, New Zealand. She is an internationally-renowned feminist political economist, human rights activist, development consultant. Her best known work, Counting for Nothing: what men value and what women are worth, was the subject of the best-selling documentary made by the NFB Canada Who’s Counting: Marilyn Waring on sex, lies and global economics.
She was one of the “1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize” nominations in 2005. Also in 2005, Waring was chosen by Attac-40 as one of 26 Voix Rebelles Du Monde, (Rebellious Voices of the World) including Jo Steiglitz, Maude Barlow, Arundhati Roy, and Vandana Shiva. Waring has been on the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and was one of two international members of the Board of the Canadian Index for Well Being.
She was awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, 1977; Amnesty’s Human Rights Defender Award 2013; NZIER Economist of the Year 2014; winner Women of Influence Innovation/Science category; and International Honorary Member Zonta.