The rationale behind many of these policies is a concern for basic justice and also basic economics. In other words, women are seen as vehicles to make families and countries more prosperous. On the other hand, interrogating development models has been a perennial concern of Global South feminists. While these have been part of wider debates on social justice, many of these feminist development policies leave current development paradigms intact.
This roundtable aimed to facilitate a lively discussion on what a feminist development policy should be and how it should be framed to respond to the global project of gender justice, more specifically
Gender Justice, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Berlin
“Understanding the context of Feminist Development Cooperation”
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (online)
María Jesús Conde Zabala
Ambassador-at-Large for the Feminist Foreign Policy, Spain
Ambassador for Gender Equality and Coordinator of Feminist Foreign Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Coordinator, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)
Professor of Gender and Development, London School of Economics
This hybrid event was part of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), Transforming Global Governance for Social Justice:Feminist Economics and the Fight for Human Rights, held from 29 June to 1 July, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland.