A Feminist Development Policy: Beyond Representation (5/5)

A Pathway Towards Feminist Global Collaboration

What is the goal of representation and how can it be most meaningful within a process of Feminist Global Collaboration? In this final episode of the series, our host, Samie Blasingame, and three incredible guests discuss what representation is and what it is not, what it looks like to achieve representation in different spaces, and the dominant structures that start to shift when representation is done well. 

Tune in to hear thoughts and examples as to why representation can’t just be about how things look; it must move beyond that by allowing new perspectives to help shift the collective worldview and bring positive changes for the whole of society.

A podcast with:
Pema Wangmo Lama, Mugum Indigenous youth activist, feminist, and climate activist
Jovan Džoli Ulićević, activist and founder of the feminist organisation Spektra
Roula Seghaier, Strategic Program Coordinator for the International Domestic Workers Federation
Samie Blasingame, Host and environmental justice activist, researcher and facilitator

This series was initiated  by an emerging network of practitioners aiming to re-think
development policy from a feminist perspective; FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders, a feminist non-profit initiative to advance gender equity in the in civil society sector; and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Audio production by Grettch.

Download the transcript here.

1. Arezoo Najibzadeh “For women to be better represented in Canadian politics, they first have to feel safe”: https://www.arezoonz.ca/insights/for-women-to-be-better-represented-in-… 

2. Care and GDP: Report by Roula Seghaier, IDWF Strategic Program Coordinator “Following the Money: The Kafala system and chain of domestic worker’s migration”:

3. Cathleen Clerkin “Why defining BIPOC-led is harder than you think”:

4. FAIR SHARE Monitor by FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders

5. “Gender composition and progress on implementation” Report by the UNFCCC secretariat 2022: https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/cp2022_3_adv.pdf

6. Maria Tanyag “We need more female leaders in the fight against climate change”: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/11/female-leaders-cl… 

7. Olúfémi O. Táíwò “Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else)”

8. Dr. Sherily MacGregor “A stranger silence still: the need for feminist social research on climate change”: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-954X.2010.01889.x 

9. Taqadum Al-Khatib “Greenwashing Tyranny at COP 27”:

This episode is part of the series:

This series hands the microphone to people whose voices don’t often get heard - people now making choices which don’t conform to laws or customs - or whose views have long been disregarded, even censored. Its about communities fighting for basic human rights and its about the diverse tools of their struggles. We discover how women are securing their rights through political protest, we look in detail at women’s reproductive rights and we go into LGBT communities worldwide.