THE POSITIVE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SOLIDARITY ECONOMY IN RURAL WOMEN: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TUNISIA, AFRICA AND GLOBAL WORLD
Solidarity economy (SE) is shaping the modern ways of economics with a better involvement of the workers and hirers working together in a close liaison. The core idea of SE started with the revolutionary acts taken against the rigid implementations of neoliberal capitalism or neoliberalism which focused more on the economy itself rather than the people involved in the economical setups. The financial crisis of 2008 worked as a driving force for the development of a new strategic plan for economic development, due to the fact that neoliberalism was believed to be the cause of this crisis. Onwards from then, many countries adopted the phenomenon of an economical system which lays its foundations on a more solidarity-based approach where the lower class can feel important. The alternate movements started in France and Latin America are now adopted and practices in many civilized economies. This paper focused on understanding the current conditions of SE in context of women living in rural areas. Based on a through literature analysis, the status of SE prevailing in the world, SE in Africa and SE in Tunisia were the key targeted areas of interest.
Solidarity economy, Social and solidarity economy, rural women, African women, Tunisian women