Making Change Happen through Women's Collective Action

Tuesday 28 February 2012 15:00 to 16:15
Room A, UN North Lawn Building, New York

This side event taking place at the time of the Commision on the Status of Women in New York and co-organised by Pathways and UN Women will bring together findings from Pathways' multi-country research programme in which UN Women has been a key partner.

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The panel will share findings from collaborative and comparative research projects that have included studies of women’s collective action in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Egypt, Nigeria, Palestine, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Sudan. Panellists will include:

  • Cecilia Sardenberg, former director of the Nucleus for Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies at the Federal University of Bahia, who will talk about feminist organising to monitor the implementation of domestic violence legislation in Brazil.
  • Mariz Tadros, a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, who will share findings from the “Pathways into Politics” project, drawing in particular on her recent work on women’s organising in the context of the Egyptian revolution and the recent round of elections in Egypt
  • Hussainatu Abdullah, a Sierra Leonean researcher, who will share findings from research in Sierra Leone on women’s organising for peace and security, within the context of efforts to strengthen the implementation of UN Resolution 1325, which was part of a project involving UN Women in Sierra Leone
  • Maheen Sultan, Pathways South Asia Hub Convenor and member of the Bangladeshi feminist organisation Naripokkho, who will talk about findings from a Pathways studies of the role of women’s movements in shaping change for women in post-authoritarian contexts, drawing on work from Bangladesh

Anne Marie Goetz from UN Women will act as a discussant. The panel will be chaired by Andrea Cornwall, Director of the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment programme.

Please see flyer for information (pdf).