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Forum Components



Plenaries
Plenaries
Breakout sessions
Breakout sessions
Feminist Economics
Toolbox sessions
Feminist Economics
Toolbox sessions
In-depth sessions
In-depth sessions
 
Plenaries: These daily two-hour sessions provided the systemic and structural analysis around many complex and interconnected issues related to the theme of transforming economic power to advance women’s rights and justice. Unpacking the different facets of economic power, plenary speakers presented analysis and different experiences of resistance, organizing and movement building to frame the Forum theme, suggesting alternative models and paradigms with which to transform economic power. These sessions were audio-streamed live online which allowed us to disseminate the Forum broadly to a diverse audience.

This was the 2012 AWID Forum opening plenary video.

To learn more about the Plenaries, visit the online resource and learning hub on the AWID 2012 Forum theme.

[I got a] greater understanding of macroeconomic policies and the needed/basic knowledge for arguing that these policies are not neutral and that they shape the reality that women live in. I also learned about the important role of Central Banks linked to macroeconomic policies.
- Sandra Ines Ramos Lopez, Nicaragua


Breakout Sessions: A hallmark of AWID Forums, 170 breakout sessions took place, reflecting a balance of thematic, regional, and sectoral diversity. In addition, caucuses, solidarity roundtables and other presentations were offered at lunch, which allowed more organic processes of networking, learning, strategizing and building solidarity to take place outside the structured sessions.

To learn more about the breakout sessions, visit the online resource and learning hub on the AWID 2012 Forum theme.

The vast majority of Forum survey respondents felt that the Forum is a vital convening space for feminists and women’s movements (95%), that they would recommend the Forum to others (93%) and that attending the Forum was worthwhile (91%).



Feminist Economics Toolbox (skills-building sessions block): For the first time, AWID reached out to resource-people to organize an entire block of parallel Feminist Economics Toolbox sessions where participants could learn the basics that would enable them to get more out of other sessions and debates. In planning these sessions, AWID worked with some of the leading feminist and women’s rights thinkers and practitioners on economics and development.

To learn more about the Feminist Economics Toolbox sessions, visit the online resource and learning hub on the AWID 2012 Forum theme.




This is Part 1 of the video series produced by Deneb Sumbul & Najma Sadeque and presented at their economic toolbox session "Surviving Money and the Financial System"
See more here

The Feminist Economic Toolbox sessions were positively assessed as “very useful” (64%) by respondents to the Forum Survey.
In-depth Sessions: These seven thematic sessions (six hours each, spread over two days) provided an opportunity for participants to go in-depth on key relevant issues and in many cases to engage across regions and sectors. Most of these sessions were the result of strong collaborations with AWID partners, who in many cases took the lead in fully organizing the in-depth session.

To learn more about the issues discussed at the in-depth sessions, visit the online resource and learning hub on the AWID 2012 Forum theme.

The AWID International Forum contributed to building our knowledge of the situation that million of women, girls and young people live around the world, daily facing situations of vulnerability of their rights, inequality, discrimination, violence and economic policies that don’t allow their development and growth. It allowed us to learn about and discover new tools related to gender, feminism and economic systems that reinforce the cosmovisions of indigenous women.
— Forum report shared with AWID by the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas