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Okech, Awino and Musindarwezo, Dinah (2019) 'Building Transnational Feminist Alliances: reflections on the post 2015 development agenda.' Contexto Internacional, 41 (2). pp. 255-272.

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Abstract

This article reflects on transnational feminist organising by drawing on the experiences of the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) during the consultations leading up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. First, we re-examine some of the debates that have shaped the field of women’s rights, feminist activism and gender justice in Africa, and the enduring legacies of these discourses for policy advocacy. Second, we analyse the politics of movement-building and the influence of development funding, and how they shape policy discourses and praxis in respect of women’s rights and gender justice. Third, we problematise the nature of transnational feminist solidarity. Finally, drawing on scholarship about transnational feminist praxis as well as activism, we distil some lessons for feminist policy advocacy across geo-political divides.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Africa; feminism; transnational; movement-building; SDGs; advocacy.
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Gender Studies
ISSN: 19820240
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Institute of International Relations at PUC-Rio. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-8529.2019410200002
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 07:34
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31428

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