IDS Launches New Online Resource On Gender and Social Movements [guest blog]
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) IDS today launches a new website on gender and social movements, offering new and easier ways of accessing a range of resources from over three years of innovative research on this theme.
The new resource has been developed by the BRIDGE team at IDS as part of their exciting Cutting Edge Programme on Gender and Social Movements. The Programme has been working to inspire and help build more effective, gender-just social movements, better able to create positive transformation and equality for all.
The Programme has championed a collaborative approach, driven by an expert advisory group led by Indian feminist and researcher Srilatha Batliwala, and actively involving 'communities of practice' made up of over 100 activists and scholars from a range of global regions and social movements.
Together the group explored how social justice movements think about women's rights and gender justice, both in the outside world and within their own internal structures, and considered the potential of feminist movement building to enable diverse social movements to recognise and address the inequalities and power dynamics in their midst. As part of this participatory approach, a series of 'routes to change' have been developed for movements and allied organisations to adapt and try.
The website represents a new way of showcasing BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs, and also offers a range of multimedia materials on gender and social movements, meaning visitors can:
Watch a video introduction by Cutting Edge Pack author Jessica Horn
Download the gender and social movements overview report in full or in sections
Download the gender and social movement In Brief bulletin
Access a range of additional supporting resources
Read case studies written by activists and social movements scholars from around the world
Watch videos showcasing different perspectives on gender and social movements
View photo slideshows on social movements around the world
Connect and share with others
Join the debate
The BRIDGE team is keen to hear your views on this new method of presenting Cutting Edge Packs. Contact them through the gender and social movements website, by emailing Bridge@ids.ac.uk, or via Twitter: @BRIDGE_IDS
Find out more about BRIDGE and Cutting Edge programmes.
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