Feminist futures: care, climate and women’s rights

  • Date: 12/05/2023
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

What: Feminist futures: care, climate and women’s rights will be a very special evening in conversation with Wangari Kinoti, ActionAid’s Women’s Rights and Feminist Alternative Lead.

When: Wednesday 31st May 2023 at 6.30pm-8.00pm

Where: Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, D01 F2X9

RSVP: jane.murray@actionaid.org

We are delighted to have Wangari Kinoti, ActionAid’s Women’s Rights and Feminist Alternative Lead visit Dublin from Kenya. She will share her reflections on the multiple crises that women face in Africa and beyond and outline a vision for a feminist future grounded in human rights.

Why are talking about feminist futures?

There is a global backlash against women’s rights. We have seen massive rollbacks on women’s rights in Afghanistan. Widespread gender-based violence in conflicts such as that in Ethiopia. Reversals on reproductive rights in the United States. And backlash against women’s rights within Europe. Crises (health, climate, food, energy, cost of living, armed conflict, labour, humanitarian and others) erode progress on women’s rights and deepen gender inequality.

These crises are gendered and women and girls are double victims. Women, particularly young women, are greatly affected by these intersecting crises, as they continue to shoulder the brunt of unpaid care burden and multiple decent work deficits including modern-day slavery that continue to push their vulnerability to sexual, socio-economic and physical exploitation.

Solutions will come from the bottom up and from systems change, particularly from the global north. This is a unique opportunity to hear from an African feminist who is focused on overhauling the failing economic and patriarchal system that produces and maintains these gross inequalities.

Wangari will be in conversation with ActionAid Ireland CEO, Karol Balfe. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions during the Q&A.

Register now!

Feminist futures: care, climate and women’s rights has limited capacity, so please register now to secure your seat. Please RSVP to my colleague Jane if you plan to attend at jane.murray@actionaid.org.

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