Re-politicising Intersectionality: How an intersectional perspective can help INGOs be better allies to women's rights movements

Please download to get full document.

View again

of 14
All materials on our website are shared by users. If you have any questions about copyright issues, please report us to resolve them. We are always happy to assist you.
Information Report
Category:

Documents

Published:

Views: 4 | Pages: 14

Extension: PDF | Download: 0

Share
Related documents
Description
This paper argues that the international development sector can become a better ally to women’s rights movements by changing its approach to intersectionality. Instead of using intersectionality merely as a way of understanding the impact of different social, political and economic identities on our gendered experiences, international organisations should build their understanding of how such differing experiences of gendered life give rise to differing political agendas. Focusing on this political dimension of intersectionality helps bring the concept back to its radical roots and can guide international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) to give meaningful support to movements as they challenge power.
Transcript
  RE-POLITICISING INTERSECTIONALITY HOW AN INTERSECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE CAN HELP INGOS BE BETTER ALLIES TO WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENTS JENNY ENARSSON OXFAM INTERSECTIONALITY SERIES   Oxfam America 2   COVER: A demonstration on the Boulevard of Heroes in San Salvador; part of the Campaign for the Prevention of Gender Violence, Entre Vos y Yo… Una Vida Diferente ( Between You and Me, a Different Life ). Photographer: Jeff Deutsch    Oxfam America 1 CONTENTS Contents……………………………………………………………………………….… 1   Foreword…………………………………………………………………………………2  Introduc tion………………………………………………………………………………4   Findings…………………………………………………………………………………..5   From subversive politics to a technical tool ……………………….………………5   Reclaiming the political roots of the concept……..…………………………..…… 6 Our lives are not compartamentalized………………………………………..…… 6 We are not here as folklore; we have a political agenda…..………………..… ...8   Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………….. .11    Oxfam America 2 FOREWORD On March 23-24, 2015, representatives from Oxfam affiliates and partners assembled on the Simmons College campus in Boston, Massachusetts. In a rare opportunity, gender experts and development practitioners donned their student hats to deep-dive into the topic of Intersectionality, an area of academic thought and feminist theory that is evolving into an ever-growing body of development discourse. The event was co-sponsored by Oxfam America, Oxfam Novib, and Oxfam Intermon, in close partnership with the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management. Not just a learning space, the Symposium was also a conduit for the generation of knowledge. The centerpiece of discussions was a series of practice papers, authored by Oxfam staff and partners, which explore the issue of Gender and Intersectionality within the broader context of international development work. The intention is to share Oxfam’s experience in  Gender and Intersectionality with a wide audience in hopes of fostering thoughtful debate and discussion. Oxfam America extends special thanks to all staff and partners who participated in the Symposium and who shared their expertise through these practice papers. We acknowledge the contribution of the advisory and planning committees, particularly of Sandra Sotelo Reyes (Intermon), Carmen Reinoso (Novib), Muthoni Muriu (Oxfam America), Patricia Deyton (CGO), Alivelu Ramisetty (Oxfam America), Maria Ezpeleta (Oxfam America), Eloisa Devietti (Oxfam  America) and Lauren Walleser (CGO). We also recognize the support of Caroline Sweetman and Liz Cooke (Oxfam Great Britain) who made possible the publication of a special virtual issue of Gender & Development, Intersecting Inequalities , (http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/bes/cgde-vsi-intersectionality). Finally, we thank Irene Munoz (Oxfam International) and Aileen Charleston (Oxfam America) for their collaboration on communications .
Recommended
View more...
We Need Your Support
Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our free products and services. We are nonprofit website to share and download documents. To the running of this website, we need your help to support us.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

No, Thanks