Political Restructuring and Social Transformation (PRST)

DAWN's work on the theme of Political Restructuring and Social Transformation (PRST) began in 1998 and assumed priority within the network in 1999/2000. The work entailed developing a Southern feminist global analysis of the changing character of state system, social movements and multilateralisms in the context of an emerging global governance complex during the era of economic globalization. The resulting book, Marketisation of Governance: Critical Feminist Perspectives from the South, is DAWN's third global analysis. Based on the findings of commissioned regional research and consultations, the analysis strongly critiques global financial and trade liberalization, a process that has resulted in the erosion of the state's capacity to meet national social development needs. The analysis highlights the challenges and dilemmas for social movements pursuing economic and gender justice in the era of globalisation, and lays down a number of fundamentals which cannot be compromised. The increase in conflicts resulting from the fragmentation of states, global power shifts and persistent imbalances have become a focus of DAWN's research effort in this area.

PRST Analysis Team: Kumudini Samuel and PRST-Conflict Asia Research Team

30 Oct 2015

Re-claiming Space: Challenging knowledge hierarchies and re-framing women, peace and security The Asia-Pacific Women's Alliance for Peace and Security (APWAPS)

13 Jan 2015

The official version of the UN Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report (A/69/700) is now available in all languages.

30 Nov 2014

In a letter submitted to the UN Secretary General, RightingFinance addressed a number of requests in regards to financing aspects of the upcoming Synthesis Report that the Secretary General’s office is preparing as input for the intergovernmental negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Summit.

28 Nov 2014

The aftermath of the terrible deaths of women who underwent sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh has been full of stories about what actually happened. Spurious drugs and an overenthusiastic doctor who cut corners on ensuring quality vie for immediate blame. Beyond these, many have spoken about pervasive biases of gender and caste that wreak havoc on the lives of poor women, and also of family planning policies and programmes that appear to have gone back to the bad old days of the Emergency. Each of these explanations has more than a grain of truth. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/lessons-from-bilaspu...

28 Nov 2014

As I sit down at my desk to write these thoughts, it is early in the morning of the 40th day since four year-old Anita Osebe Moi was raped and murdered in Kisii.
but do you know what he did to her?

23 Nov 2014

Bangladesh must have a ‘strong’ public health system to adopt the idea of universal health coverage (UHC) to protect people from slipping into poverty, Prof Gita Sen has said. “It does not mean that there will be no private system. Both should be there,” she told bdnews24.com on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific meeting on gender equality in Bangkok

18 Nov 2014

Nicole Bidegain Ponte, a member of the Executive Committee of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) participated at the first meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, which took place from 12 to 14 November at the ECLAC headquarters in Santiago de Chile.

16 Nov 2014

We live in a world of profound inequalities and unbalanced power relations, where rigid norms and values about how people should behave fuel and exacerbate injustices. We have to change that. This is why more than 1200 activists/professionals coming from 94 countries and with a broad variety of organisational backgrounds, convened the second MenEngage Global Symposium in New Delhi, India, from November 10-13, 2014.

15 Nov 2014

Nicole Bidegain Ponte, integrante del Comité Ejecutivo de Mujeres por un Desarrollo Alternativo para una Nueva Era (DAWN por sus siglas en inglés) está participando en la primera reunión de la Mesa Directiva de la Conferencia Regional sobre Población y Desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe, que se desarrolla desde el 12 hasta el 14 de noviembre en la sede de la CEPAL, en Santiago de Chile.

15 Nov 2014

It is my great pleasure to take part in this Forum and to be with all of you who travelled from different parts of the Asia Pacific region. Thanks to the hard work of the steering committee members and the co-secretariat in the past two months, we finally get to see the faces behind the names and the hundreds of emails we exchanged to have 480 of us here today.

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