By Wendy Harcourt
As a part of the rising new examine on civic innovation, this booklet explores how sexual politics and gender kinfolk play out in feminist struggles round physique politics in Brazil, Colombia, India, Iran, Mexico, Nepal, Turkey, Nicaragua, in addition to in East Africa, Latin the US and international associations and networks. From varied disciplinary views, the publication seems to be at how feminists are engaged in a fancy fight for democratic strength in a neoliberal age and at how resistance is indispensable to percentages for switch.
In making obvious resistances to dominant financial and social rules, the e-book highlights how such struggles are either gendered and gendering our bodies. The chapters discover struggles for fit environments, sexual healthiness and reproductive rights, entry to abortion, an finish to gender-based violence, the human rights of LGBTIQA folks, the popularity of indigenous territories and all peoples’ rights to care, love and paintings freely. The e-book units out the violence, hopes, contradictions and methods ahead in those civic recommendations, resistances and connections around the globe.
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Civic Innovation Research Initiative (CIRI) Forum 2013: ‘Theories and Practice in Civic Innovation: Building bridges among politics, markets and gender/ sexuality’, 8–10 October 2013, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, The Hague. pdf (last accessed 4 February 2016) Correa, Sonia, Rosalind Petchesky & Richard Parker (2010) Sexuality, Health and Human Rights, London & New York: Routledge. Ferree, Myra, and Silke Roth. (1998) Gender, Class, and the Interaction between Social Movements: A Strike of West Berlin Day Care Workers.
Part II, entitled “Points of View on Gender Politics, Rights and Bodies in Resistance”, turns to personal reflections in different feminist political spaces in policy arenas. The authors speak largely about their international cross-cultural and intergenerational experience of advocacy in different areas of body politics, looking at strategic ways they have engaged in different gender politics and rights movements. Chapter 9 by Wendy Harcourt opens with a candid exploration of her role as a feminist activist in the development industry in the broad area of body politics.
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