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Indeed for tens of millions of women around the world the World Bank and IMF policies have meant deprivation uncertainty and a never-ending struggle to survive These policies have entailed increases in violence against women due to higher levels of frustration and stress within the family that have been caused by reduced income and intense financial pressures - a common occurrence in countries from Poland to South Africa to the Philippines For an increasing number of households things are so bad that vulnerable members such as children and the elderly are being forced onto the streets The effects of the mental stress of balancing multiple roles the physical wear and tear of overwork and the psychological impact of grinding poverty and worry about survival accumulate and damage womens health over the long term Hence womens own quality of life is damaged as is their capacity for productive activity for ensuring the survival of their families and for contributing to the viability of their societies The limited support and attention by the two international organizations cannot continue especially in the face of greater globalization Transnational politics like international trade is borderless and cannot be ignored The principles of equality and fairness must be endorsed by feminists worldwide as do the international organizations that still need to put more pressure on governments to reform Similarly business entities cannot expect to conduct themselves ethically without giving consideration to women in transnational politics Disregarding gender equality issues and exploitation of women will backfire on organizations and will give them bad publicity It is not enough for international organizations to urge governments to invest more in women The two organizations discussed in this essay possess much greater powers and influence To eliminate the existing gender inequalities and oppressions these organizations must employ support programs for women rewarded to governments that endorse equal gender policies and provide educational and job opportunities for women Likewise IMF policies such as
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