Gender Economic and Ecological Justice (GEEJ)
In acknowledgement of the urgent need for more effective and interlinked regional feminist responses from the economic south involving and in support of women advocates working in areas of gender and development DAWN has been organizing a series of regional consultations and training institutes since 2010 on “Strengthening Policy Analysis and Advocacy on Gender, Economic and Ecological Justice” in the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean and in Asia.
This project brings together actors working in various spheres of the areas of gender, economic and ecological justice in settings where people can raise difficult questions and political challenges in an atmosphere of trust and collective reflection. Specifically, participants include researchers and analysts from academia and civil society; policy makers from government, inter-governmental and regional institutions; and young and local women activists.
The training institutes and consultations aim to provide venues for sharing information on a range of global and regional responses to the world multiples crises, including new initiatives that challenge hegemonic thinking and systems in finance, trade and monetary, and environmental policymaking, as well as for mapping current measures, mechanisms and programs at national and regional levels; and discuss possibilities, constraints and contradictions. The women’s rights activists from local and regional organizations will have their own facilitated input process.
Through the process, DAWN also hopes to encourage young feminists and women’s rights advocates to increase their engagement in transforming global economic and climate change governance structures; build capacity in policy analysis and advocacy on key gender, economic and climate justice issues, and their inter-linkages; and encourage solidarity and support to contribute to policy proposals and social movement activism toward and during regional and global policy advocacy targets.
The GEEJ series began in the Pacific last September 2010, followed by Africa in November 2010,