Insights from feminist organising for decolonisation

Feminist organisations and social movements work to unpick structures of power. They do this through learning, mobilising and influencing. These approaches can be applied to shifting power and decolonising international development and humanitarian action.

The Development Hub has worked collaboratively with representatives from CREA, Womankind Worldwide, IWRAW-AP and Women’s Land Zimbabwe to explore their approaches to circular learning, mobilising social movements and mutual support and tackling power asymetries. We present our joint findings in a report and short presentation.

Insights from feminist organising - presentation

Alba Murcia, Kate Bird and Piyumi Samaraweera highlight key findings from their study.

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Challenging global power asymmetries: Insights from feminist organising for decolonisation initiatives

This working paper identifies practices and strategies from feminist organising that provide a structure for decolonisation and anti-racism initiatives. It presents practical case studies that illustrate how feminist civil society movements across India, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Colombia are organising at grassroots and regional levels to challenge lived experiences of gender inequity. The paper explores how sustained action of these movements works to challenge patriarchal norms and gender inequity. 

Our findings reveal the importance of adopting an intersectional approach, promoting solidarity and empowerment, valuing alternative knowledge systems, and creating accessible spaces for South-South and circular learning and global dialogue led by the Global South. 

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