A Feminist Development Policy: Intersectionality, gender & the economy (3/5)

A Pathway Towards Feminist Global Collaboration

In the third instalment of our five-episode series on feminist development policy we discuss how the tool of intersectionality can help us illuminate some of the root causes of inequality, which often go unquestioned. We discuss how the current and dominant economic system perpetuates gender, racial and many more injustices, while exploring alternatives that center human rights, gender justice and care.
Join us as we hear what feminist development policy must keep in mind to ensure intersectionality is not just another buzzword applied loosely throughout the sector.

A podcast with:
Veena Singh, Feminist Development Practitioner and Consultant
Sanyu Awori, Building Feminist Economies Manager at AWID
Natalia Carrau, Environmental justice and labour rights advocate
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. Amaia Pérez Orozco, Care? A Word Under Political Dispute:

2. AWID, Building Feminist Economies:

3. Bhumika Muchhala, For the South, all Roads in Global Economic Governance Lead to Inequality & Vulnerability:

4. Capire.org hosts several articles on various topics around feminist economies

5. Christian Dorninger et al., Imperialist appropriation in the world economy: Drain from the global South through unequal exchange, 1990–2015:

6. Gender Development Network, Making trade work for gender equality:

7. Jayati Ghosh, Feminist Economies Series, Institute for New Economic Thinking:

8. Jason Hickel, Less is more, How Degrowth will save the World.

9. Johann Redl, Are the SDGs intersectional? ETH Zürich:

10. Nim Raph, Why Trans Liberation is a class issue:

11. Vandana Shiva, How economic growth has become anti-life:

12. Neha Kagal et al., Towards an intersectional praxis in international development: what can the sector learn from Black feminists located in the global North? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13552074.2020.1717179?journalCode=cgde20

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.