Who is affected by the crisis?

Rights of the poor and marginalized

Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty - Magdalena Sepulveda: "Report of the Independent Expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty". 11 August 2009 report to the General Assembly focusing on the impact of the global financial crisis on the rights of people living in extreme poverty. A/64/279

Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty - Magdalena Sepulveda: "The Impact of the Global Economic and Financial Crises on the Universal Realization and Effective Enjoyment of Human Rights". 20 February 2009

World Bank policy note: "The Global Economic Crisis: Assessing Vulnerability with a Poverty Lens" By Louise Cord, Marijn Verhoeven, Camilla Blomquist and Bobn Rijkers.

Oxfam: If Not Now, When? Three actions the G20 must take now to protect the world's poor from the economic crisis

Institute of Development Studies: "The Credit Crunch and Global Poverty"

Institute of Development Studies: Hossain, N, Eyben, R et al (2009) 'Accounts of Crisis: Poor People's Experiences of the Food, Fuel and Financial Crises in Five Countries', Brighton: IDS

Institute of Development Studies: Hossain, N. (2009) 'Voices of the Poor in the Current Crises', IDS In Focus Policy Briefing 7.3, Brighton: IDS

Overseas Development Institute. "The Global Financial Crisis: poverty and social protection"

Overseas Development Institute. "Human Rights and Pro-Poor Growth" January 2010.

Overseas Development Institute. "Human Rights and Poverty Reduction. Rights and Economic Growth: Inevitable conflict or common ground". 2005.

Women's rights

Oxfam. "Gender Perspectives on the Global Economic Crisis" International Discussion Paper by Richard King and Dr. Caroline Sweetman.

Center for Women's Global Leadership

Isis International. "Recasting the role of women in economies: what can be learned from the economic crisis" 17 November 2009.

Gender and Development. "Gender and the Economic Crisis: Impact and Responses Workshop." Presentations and summaries from the September 2009 workshop.

UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women: Women's rights in an economic crisis: An interview with Dr. Yakin Erturk

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). Resource page:  The Global Crisis: Feminist Analysis and Information

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID): "Will Women be an Afterthought at the UN Crisis Meet?"

Oxfam: Women Workers Pay the Price for the Global Economic Crisis

World Bank: "Assessing Vulnerability for Women and Children"

World Bank: Africa: Poverty has a Female Face

Women Watch (Information and resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women)

UNESCO: Future Forum: "The Potential Impact of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis on Women and Gender Equality". 2 March 2009.

Commission on the Status of Women, 53rd session, 2-13 March 2009: "Emerging issues, trends, and new approaches to issues affecting the situation of women or equality between women and men: Gender perspectives of the financial crisis" Moderator's summary

Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE): "Women around the world bear the brunt of the global economic and housing crisis" 8 March 2009

Women's Working Group on Financing for Development on the High Level Conference June 2009. "Time to Act: Women cannot wait".

Children's rights

UNICEF: "Aggregate Shocks, Poor Households and Children: Transmission Channels and Policy Responses". Division of Policy and Practice

UNICEF: "Conference Report: Impact of the Economic Crisis on Children"

World Bank: "Assessing Vulnerability for Women and Children"

World Bank: Young People on the Financial Crisis

World Bank: "Aggregate Economic Shocks, Child Schooling and Child Health" By Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Norbert Schady. World Bank Development Research Group, Poverty and Human Development and Public Services Team. Policy Research Working Paper 4701.

UNICEF: financial crisis page

The rights of migrants

OSCE: Leading European rights agencies warn economic crisis fuels racism and xenophobia

Workers' rights/labor rights

General human rights reports

International Labour Organization ILO: financial crisis page

Social Watch: "Social Watch Report 2008: Rights is the Answer"

ICHRP and Realizing Rights: "Human Rights in the Global Economy: Report from a Colloquium" 2010