Making Sense of Economics

Making Sense of Economics

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Financial Justice Ireland in collaboration with See Her Elected invite you to join them in Making Sense of Economics

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Financial Justice Ireland in collaboration with SHE (See Her Elected) SHESchool will host a two-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, June 10th and Thursday June 17th from 7-9p.m.

*You only need to register once (for10th June) and that secures your place for both 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 two 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; why some companies do not seem to pay much corporation tax; and some of the ways women are particularly affected by choices governments make.

In week 1 (10th June) the focus is on the link between the local economy and the global financial system, including how public services are financed.

In week 2 (17th June) it's all about tax. How does tax policy affect women and girls differently in different countries. We also look at international tax rules to understand the news we hear about the amount of corporation tax that multinationals pay.

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.