Webseminar: ”Intersectional gender mainstreaming in policy making”
Thursday 27 January 2022 11.00-12.30 CET
An intersectional approach has been introduced in public policy making. In this session we will discuss examples, dilemmas, challenges, like: ‘how can we gather data from an intersectional approach?’, ’what are common pitfalls when policy makers aim to introduce an intersectional approach, learning from the common limitations of a gender mainstreaming approach?’, and: ’how do we deal with power relations between marginalized groups and policy makers or researchers?’.
This event is the last of the series with 4 online seminars on Intersectional Feminisms, providing concrete ideas on how to work with an intersectional approach in feminist activism and public policy.
Gisela Dütting is an anthropologist by training and specialized in social movements, gender and economic justice. Between 1991 and 1998, she was the Director of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights, campaigning internationally with 1600 groups. She has more than 25 years of experience deployed on long-and short-term assignments for trade unions, public interest networks, social movements and women’s organisations in over 35 countries.
From 2017-2020, she was the Senior Specialist Gender and Livelihood to UN Women, in the department of Women, Peace & Security and Humanitarian Action. Currently, she is seconded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Gender expert to the EU. She has been in the board of various organisations, among them the Transnational Institute and WIDE.
Dr. Patricia Muñoz-Cabrera has been combining research with a professional career for and within public bodies and non-governmental organisations. Her commitment with social justice and feminist activism is expressed through both modes of engagement, focusing on public policies and practices of resistance when it comes to the intersections between women’s rights and (economic) development.
She has always included an intersectional perspective in her work, which has resulted in her role as policy advisor, evaluator and trainer in gender equality from an intersectional perspective for the European Union, the Council of Europe, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. She has worked previously for several NGOs, including OXFAM, and was chair of WIDE. She obtained her PHD at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium and continued her research career at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Born in Atacama, North of Chile, Patricia is currently based in in Beijing, China.
Moana Genevey is a Policy Officer at Equinet, the European Network of Equality Bodies. She is specifically in charge of gender equality and other strategic equality policy issues within the network. She is an equality and gender expert who has worked extensively on gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence, at national, European and international level. Ms. Genevey previously worked at the European Commission, the EU Delegation to the United Nations in New York and the European Network Against Racism.
She holds a bachelor in political studies from Sciences Po Grenoble, a double Master’s degree in European Governance from Kent University and Sciences Po Grenoble and a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the Global Campus of Human Rights. She has authored several publications, including her Awarded Thesis on political hate speech and the limits of law, and a Policy Brief on intersectional policy-making and feminist movements.
Sabrina Saase (without pronoun) is a researcher doing a PhD at Technical University Braunschweig in cooperation with Sigmund Freud University Berlin (both based in Germany). Sabrina Saase received training from Humboldt University of Berlin (Psychology) and Oxford University, Oxford Department of International Development (Conflict management and peace building) bridging quantitative research and policy making. Sabrina Saase is part of the research group “Quantitative intersectionality research – development of a gender theoretically informed toolbox for health studies”.
Core topics are antidiscrimination and intersectionality focusing mainstreaming ageing, gender and diversity as well as social competencies needed for more social justice especially for academic and therapeutic training and institutions. Therefore, concepts such as privilege awareness as a resource-oriented approach and intersectional (therapeutic) self-disclosure as a communication method are implemented.
Other recent topics of interest are potentials and challenges of digitalization and artificial intelligence (AI) from an intersectional perspective. Sabrina Saase has worked for the United Nations (UNECE – Economic Commission for Europe), for different NGOs in Indonesia and Germany such as Watch Indonesia! – For Human Rights, democracy and environment and is teaching on several universities fostering intersectionality as a concept and a research perspective especially in quantitative research.
In addition, Sabrina Saase is a trainer for diversity multipliers in governmental organizations such as the Berlin State Office for Equal Treatment and Against Discrimination (LADS). Moreover, as scientific advisory board Sabrina Saase supported the mixed-method study “Monitoring homo- and transphobic violence in Berlin” – a joined project from different NGOs based in Berlin. Sabrina Saase was part of board of directors of UNESCO Club Berlin and the queer project Raumerweiterungshalle of the NGO Selbstuniversität for empowerment and educational and art projects – awarded by state government multiple times (37000€ price each time).
Being responsible for several project management in the field of anti-sexism and antiracism from a postcolonial, post-migrational and intersectional perspective, Sabrina Saase knows about the ambiguity between needed statistics examining group-specific violence for funding and the risk of manifesting discriminatory impulses while doing so.