• Couverture From feminist knowledge to public action: the role of power and ideology

FROM FEMINIST KNOWLEDGE TO PUBLIC ACTION: THE ROLE OF POWER AND IDEOLOGY

Shahra Razavi

Genre et développement
Date de publication : novembre 2008
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Let us begin with three vignettes taken from different arenas of policy that feminist ideas and feminist knowledge seem to have permeated, promising to create the momentum for policy change. In June 2014 a global summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict was convened by the UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague. The event was the culmination of a two-year process masterminded by the Foreign Secretary and his team to take advantage of the UK's Presidency of the G8 and place the issue on the agenda of the world's super powers. At long last, the campaign to address sexual violence in conflict became a high profile issue on the global political and diplomatic agenda, grabbing headlines in the world's media (which was also helped by Angelina Jolie's accompanying William Hague during the four-day summit). On 26 June 2015, the US Supreme Court recognised the rights of samesex couples to marry. The decision came on the heels of the Supreme Court's 2013 decision, which struck down the clause in the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined "marriage" and "spouse" as excluding same-sex partners.

     
  • ISBN : 978-2-296-06167-5 • novembre 2008 • 7 pages
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