Feminisms (in Europe) & Movement Building

WIDE+ and Member’s resources

See for an overview of publication and articles: https://wideplus.org/current-projects/wg-feminist-movement-building/

Other Resources around Feminist Movement Building

https://feministhikingcollective.org/from-me-to-we, read about the feminist leadership mapping initiative (2021).

We:Rise (werise-toolkit.org), We Rise is a Resource For Anyone Who Wants to Change the World. You will learn from living movement building stories, the strategic choices on which they are built, and hear the voices of those involved. You can download tools and related material for use in your own work wherever you are and whatever your needs.

https://www.women2030.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/women2030-global-report.pdf.  Over the past five years (2016-2020) Women2030 country partners have produced 38 shadow reports to government’s Voluntary National Reviews on the state of the implementation of the SDGs. The reports are based on desk research, multi-stakeholders’ consultations and participatory gender assessments involving 2,414 people across 20 countries, based on a bottom-up methodology captured in the Women2030 gender impact assessment and monitoring tool.

https://www.awid.org/resources/20-podcast-episodes-about-feminist-power-action, Overview of 20 podcasts around inspiring feminist actions.

Mapping of women’s rights organizations in the EU initiated by the European Parliament.

Keep Women’s Rights Alive!, published in 2010: WIDE´s Policy Paper on women´s rights and gender justice in the context of the Beijing +15 Review. Edited by: Susanna Jussila. WIDE B+15 final 2010

Resources around intersectional feminism

“Concerned, meet terrified: Intersectional feminism and the Women’s March”, article by Sierra Brewer and Lauren Dundes, Department of Sociology, McDaniel College, United States, 2018, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277539517301449

“The Trouble with White Feminism: Whiteness, Digital Feminism and the Intersectional Internet”, Jessie Daniels, City University of New York (CUNY), 2015, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2569369

The end of the girlboss is here, by Leigh Stein, 2020

Intersectionality: a tool for gender and economic justice, AWID, 2004. 

Feminism and Crisis

Conference: ‘The European Economic Crisis and its consequences for women’. The network Gender and Development in Practice (GADIP), WIDE+ member, and the University of Gothenburg organized a conference on 20 and 21 March 2014 in Sweden. The conference was comprised of five keynote speeches, three workshops, and a concluding panel discussion with all the keynote speakers. The speakers and participants discussed many different aspects about the gendered impact of the economic crisis in Europe: http://www.globalstudies.gu.se/digitalAssets/1483/1483221_european-crises-consequenses-for-women.pdf

WIDE+ Workshop report: “Identifying feminist opportunities and voices in times of crises”, Madrid, Spain, 4 July, 201. Full report: http://wideplus.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/widespecial_oct2013.pdf.Also in Spanish (see WIDE+ e-newsletters 2013).

Report on how the European crisis impacts women’s lives. WIDE Report on how the European crises is impacting women’s lives, report from the session at the AWID Forum, held in April 2012.

Resources gender equality and EU

“The Treaty of Lisbon from a gender perspective: changes and challenges”, Laura Bisio and Alessandra Cataldi, WIDE 2008: Lisbon Treaty FINAL 2008.

Who decides – Gender mapping the European Union´s policy and decision-making in the areas of development, external relations and trade, Maria Karadenizli, WIDE November 2007

This publication provides an analysis of the role that key European Union institutions ­ the Council of Ministers, the European Commission (EC), the EC Delegations, and the European Parliament (EP) ­ play in the definition of policy priorities in the areas of development, external relations and trade. The study critically analyses the role of these actors in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of development programmes in the countries of the South, as well as in negotiations on trade agreements at international, regional and bilateral levels. To download: WHO DECIDES def2007.

WIDE Annual Conference Report 2008: “Feminist Visions for a Just Europe”: WIDEfinal2008.
In 2008 WIDE held its ´Conference on Feminist Visions for a Just Europe´ at the Peace Palace in The Hague, hosted by WO=MEN, the WIDE Dutch Gender Platform. The conference examined Europe´s role in the world, viewed through the lens of women´s rights, development and gender justice. Increasingly finance-led development, growing inequality and deepening ecological crisis makes it critical that European women working in development ensure that Europe contributes responsibly to the creation of a new, just and peaceful world order. The WIDE Annual Conference reflected on what role feminists and networks such as WIDE need to play in this process.

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