Supporting women’s social movements and collective actions: CARE International Gender Network position paper and guidance note

CARE is committed to tackling the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice to bring lasting change to the world’s most vulnerable. This requires supporting and engaging with change agents. Research shows that major social change only occurs when those who have been excluded from power organise collectively in the form of social movements to challenge existing systems and their impact. In addition, there is growing evidence globally that feminist social movements are driving gender justice.

This CARE International Gender Network (CIGN) position paper on supporting social movements and collective actions of women covers CARE’s definition of what a social movement is; why CARE should partner more intentionally with social movements; what roles CARE should play in support of social movements; what type of social movements CARE will partner with; and how CARE works with social movements. It also provides five core principles and some recommendations moving forward.

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: CARE International Gender Network
  • Published: October 2019

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