The Power of Feminist Civil Society: Rebuilding Connections

  • This episode turns back to the field of violence against women and explores the current tensions, need, and pathways to rebuild connections between feminist civil society actors and health researchers. As the needs in the field of violence against women have shifted, so too have the people who hold the power in the movement. The rise in these tensions stem from much of the longstanding work of feminists being sidelined by newer institutions and actors who are much less familiar with the history. The podcast also provides advice of key takeaways or transferable lessons for those working in other health areas to better engage with feminist civil society actors and build more meaningful partnerships.

    Guest speakers

    • Tina Musuya, Executive Director, Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP)
    • Lori Heise, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Related links

    Heise, L. L. (1996). Violence against women: Global organizing for change. In J. L. Edleson & Z. C. Eisikovits (Eds.), Future interventions with battered women and their families (pp. 7–33). Sage Publications, Inc.