The Gender & Development Network’s (GADN) Feminist Alternatives Project was created in response to our members’ desire to improve the effectiveness of their organisations in achieving gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights, and to understand better the alternatives that are promoted by feminists globally.
This project has evolved over a number of years and has encompassed an international online discussion and many internal debates and papers amongst GADN members, their southern partners and other allies. It became clear that a single paper, peppered with caveats, was not the way forward so we decided to produce a collection of papers allowing the project to encompass diverse perspectives.
These contributions are just the start; indeed, we do not pretend that they are anything more than a rather arbitrary collection of feminists whose work we admire. We hope that this modest beginning will inspire others to add their contributions.
Download each paper separately here:
- Aspiring to alternative feminist societies - GADN
- Building feminist alternatives for development - Neelanjana Mukhia and Nancy Kachingwe
- Feminist alternatives on the streets, in the fields, in alliances - Tica Moreno - versão em português também
- A feminist strategy for a caring and sustainable UK economy - UK Women's Budget Group
- Feminist alternatives to the development paradigm - Tina Wallace and Fenella Porter
- Funding equality: donor trends and women's rights organisations - Lumba Siyanga
- Supporting change where it happens: the critical role of feminist movements - Zohra Moosa
We will soon be creating an online forum for discussion of this pack. For more material on this topic, please see AWID's Feminist Propositions for a Just Economy discussions.