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date: 16 October 2019

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This chapter argues that successful inclusion of feminist ideas in policymaking institutions is reversing the basic tenets of transnational feminist movements, which sought to decompose the production of the Third World woman. There is increasing homogenization of the needs, interests, and histories of the vastly different experiences of women around the world, so that the power to define their needs and interests is increasingly shifting to global policy arenas. There is thus both derecognition of the local and context-specific struggles for women’s rights and erasure of the structural and redistributional issues that lead to the denial of rights. Nowhere is this more evident than in the international advocacy for women’s rights and citizenship. Transnational feminist politics must find a new basis for solidarity other than the insertion of gender in international agendas and resist assimilation in global agendas through a re-energized politics of recognition and redistribution.

Keywords: global policy arenas, Third World, transnational feminist movements, women’s rights and citizenship

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