Making Sense of Economics

Making Sense of Economics

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Thank you for your interest in our 'Making Sense of Economics' course from Financial Justice Ireland in collaboration with SHE (See Her Elected). We have now reached maximum capacity for this course but please keep an eye out for future courses from SHESchool which may be of interest to you.

Financial Justice Ireland in collaboration with SHE (See Her Elected) invite you to 'Making Sense of Economics'

About this event

Financial Justice Ireland in collaboration with SHE (See Her Elected) SHESchool will host a three-week course entitled Making Sense of Economics. This course is designed for women with an interest in politics who want to begin to understand some more about economics, tax, and the global financial system.

The free online Zoom course runs on Thursday, April 8th, April 15th and April 22nd from 7-9p.m.

*You only need to register once (for 8th April) and that secures your place for all three weeks*

The course aims to help women learn more about economics in an accessible way that highlights the links between economic policies and our lives and communities.

At the end of the three sessions you will be able to understand how economics affects your life; some of the main ways governments finance public services; the basics of how the international financial system can affect the choices governments make; the local and global dimension to economic justice; and some of the ways women are particularly affected by choices governments make.

In week 1 (8th April) the focus is on the link between the economy and the community, including how public services are financed and the informal economy.

In week 2 (15th April) it's all about tax. How does tax policy affect women and girls differently in different countries. We also look at corporation tax.

In week 3 (22 April) we finish with international finance, sovereign debt and financialisation.

This innovative course aims to demystify some key economic concepts and provide women who have an interest in politics with the confidence to engage in conversations and debate about various aspects of economics.

SHE (See Her Elected) aims to empower women in the rural constituencies of the North West and Midlands to engage in electoral politics with a specific focus on counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford, and Westmeath.

Financial Justice Ireland is part of a global financial justice organisation which critically engages people to understand the structural causes of global inequality and power relations.