Rearticulating our feminist struggles: strategising for change in the 2030 agenda world
Join feminists from across the region to discuss how we can work towards a #Feminist2030
The 2030 Agenda, the SDGs, and their accompanying targets and indicators will set the tone and drive international and national development policies and programmes for the next 15 years. The next five years will be especially formative for governments, CSOs, and social movements, where discussions around accountability and implementation of the 2030 Agenda will take place.
If feminist and women’s rights activists, organizations, and networks, and our allies are to work with this agenda, as well as other international frameworks, we need to view sustainable development from an intersectional feminist framework that recognizes and strategizes against systemic inequalities, prioritizes marginalized groups, and identifies issues that have been left behind as well as issues that are emerging. We must strategize against a patriarchal and heteronormative society that continues to find new ways to restrict our bodies, minds, and voices. Most importantly, we must strategies to tackle inequalities both at the macro and micro levels. For this, we need to chart and utilize both inside and outside strategies to further our work and our agenda.
As such we need to ask:
- What are the current and emerging issues that are likely to shape our world in the next 15 years and beyond?
- Who are the people and what are the issues that are left behind by the new sustainable development agenda?
- Where do these people and issues intersect?
- What are the challenges and barriers that hold back the full realization of the human rights of all women across ages and their various identities?
- How can we strategies to collectively move forward using an intersectional feminist framework?
- How can we acknowledge fractures and move towards building alliances with other social movements?
These are some of the questions that will be discussed by feminists, activists, and advocates from diverse organizations, networks, and social movements at a 3-day consultation being supported by the Post 2015 Women’s Coalition, organized by ARROW and feminist collaborators from Asia and the Pacific, including the Asia Pacific Women’s Alliance on Peace and Security (APWAPS), Coordination of Action Research on AIDS and Mobility (CARAM Asia), CREA, and YouthLEAD.
Get the detailed programme here.
27 – 29 July 2016
How to participate
We invite you to join the discussions online using #Feminist2030 on Twitter and our livestream on Periscope (@ARROW_Women). Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive the streaming link via email just before each session.
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