!!! ... "FEMINIST DEVELOPMENT POLICY" - A NEW BUZZ WORD OR REALLY HELPING WOMEN ON THE GROUND? (Online Workshop, Wednesday 7th of June 2023, 16-18h CEST
Invitation to an online workshop
"FEMINIST DEVELOPMENT POLICY"
- A NEW BUZZ WORD OR REALLY HELPING WOMEN ON THE GROUND? -
(Online Workshop in English)
Wednesday 7th of June 2023 (16h - 18h CET)
The disregard for the rights of women and girls has come into sharp focus inthe past year due to developments in Afghanistan and other countries. Populist movements around the world are questioning women's rights that had been given. The consequences of multiple global crises (climate change, Covid-19 pandemic, the war against Ukraine and its disastrous effects on food security,etc.) illustrate the particular vulnerability of women, girls and LGBTIQ.
Feminist development policy, on the other hand, focuses on the equal participation of women, girls and people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations in their societies and sees them as key actors for transformative change processes. It is about the well-known four "R" - to strengthen the rights, representation and resources of women and to build on their respective realities of life. It is about a cooperative approach in the international community and about putting the prevention of violence in the foreground. But itis not a completely new idea. Gender sensitivity and and the fight for the rightsof women and girls have been approaches in development policy for quite along time and are also reflected by the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).Futhermore Feminist development policy is an approach of the Global North, the perspective of the Global South has been missing to date.
Against this background, we want to raise questions such as the following:
- Is the new feminist development policy really new and has the potential to change things on the ground? Or is it just another buzzword?
- How do the southern partners see the approach and thepossibilities of practical implementation? What do they needto strengthen women's rights in their respective context?
- Feminist development policy and feminist foreign policy - are they aligned?Can they reconcile conflict of interests between traditional development andforeign policy?
- What is the significance of the narrative of feminist development policy incurrent crises, what are its limits, what are the obstacles to its reception and implementation?
Sinah Hellweg, HÁWAR.help, Project Manager
- Emilia Reyes, Equidad de Género, Mexico (tbc)
- Neliswa Nabani, Rise & Shine Foundation Parys, South Africa
Caroline Mulwa, (Oikocredit, Investment Manager East Africa)
Dr. Angela Langenkamp, GIZ, Gender Advocate
- Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Institute of African Studies, University Ghana
Moderation: Monika Hoegen
Date: Wednesday, 7th of June 2023
Time: 16:00h – 18:00h (CET)
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Monika Dülge, Eine Welt Netz NRW, Phone 0211 41 74 99 91
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