A global dialogue on how social movements are building gender justice
This participatory high-level global conversation, held in partnership with Irish Aid, hosts leading feminist thinkers, activists, scholars and policy-makers to discuss what can be achieved through supporting women's social movements.
Keynote speaker - Chair & Founder, Nala Feminist Collective
CEO, African Women's Development Fund (AWDF)
Co-CEO, Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
Executive Director, Mama Cash
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Purposeful
Dr Ailbhe Smyth@ailbhes
Feminist & LGBT activist and Chair, Women's Aid
Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific and Special Advisor to the Executive Director, UN Women
Executive Director, Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality
Founding Member, Noon Feminist Movement
Socorristas en Red, Argentina
Research Fellow, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, ODI
Spokesperson, Coordinadora Feminista 8M, Chile
New evidence from ALIGN shows the links between grassroots activism and transformative change, but merely 1% of gender equality funding goes towards this crucial work. Following the Generation Equality Forum in July 2021, where bold financial commitments for gender equality were made, this ODI Global Dialogue explores how to sustain the power of feminist organising.
These series of conversations focus on the role of social movements in overcoming persistent inequality and injustices. The half day event opens with a discussion on what we have learnt about the pivotal role women's social movements play in renegotiating gender norms and advancing gender justice. This will be followed by an interactive dialogue in two parts, where you can join the conversation with expert speakers to help dissect the following questions:
What are the barriers feminist organisers face, and how can social movements overcome them?
What new funding and support models are needed from the international community to sustain effective grassroots activism?
These interactive sessions will be held on Zoom. Joining instructions will be emailed to you closer to the event date when you register. Traducción en vivo será disponible para estas sesiones.en español.
Join the conversation online using the hashtag #FeminismUnlocked.
Read 'Global feminist experiences of mobilising for norm change'Download file