- The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Rethinking Knowledge, Power, and Social Change
- Transnational Feminist Activism and Movement Building
- Mapping Transnational Feminist Engagements: Neoliberalism and the Politics of Solidarity
- Critical Cartography, Theories, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms
- The Camel’s Nose: Women Infiltrate the Development Project
- DAWN, the Third World Feminist Network: Upturning Hierarchies
- The “Warriors Within”: How Feminists Change Bureaucracies and Bureaucracies Change Feminists
- International Trends in Women’s Political Participation and Representation
- Owning and Disowning the Body: A Reflection
- Moving Toward Sexual and Reproductive Justice: A Transnational and Multigenerational Feminist Remix
- Human Trafficking, Globalization, and Transnational Feminist Responses
- Masculinities, “Profeminism,” and Feminism in Latin America
- Human Rights and Human Security: Feminists Contesting the Terrain
- CEDAW, Gender and Culture
- Feminist Strategies to End Violence Against Women
- Care and Social Reproduction: Some Reflections on Concepts, Policies and Politics from a Development Perspective
- Feminist Transnational Organizing on Gender and Trade: The Work of IGTN
- Gender-Responsive Budgeting
- Transformative Feminism in Tanzania: Animation and Grassroots Women’s Struggles for Land and Livelihoods
- Feminism and Democratic Struggles in Latin America
- Forging a New Political Imaginary: Transnational Southasian Feminisms
- From Chinese State Capitalism to Women’s Activism: The Implications of Economic Reforms for Women and the Evolution of Feminist Organizing
- Gendered Citizenship in the Postcolony: The Challenge for Transnational Feminist Politics
- Feminist Perspectives on Militarism and War: Critiques, Contradictions, and Collusions
- From Secular Reductionism to Religious Essentialism: Implications for the Gender Agenda
- South Asia’s Gendered “Wars on Terror”
- Demilitarizing the Global: Women’s Peace Movements and Transnational Networks
- UN Security Council Resolution 1325: A Feminist Transformative Agenda?
- Women in Postconflict Decision-Making: Change for the Better?
- Feminist Perspectives on State-Building
- Feminist Political Ecologies: Grounded, Networked and Rooted on Earth
- Climate Justice and Women’s Agency: Voicing Other Ways of Doing Things
- Women’s Transformative Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods: Learning from Indian Experiences
- Digital Transformations of Transnational Feminism in Theory and Practice
- The Dialectics of Power and Powerlessness in Transnational Feminist Networks: Online Struggles Around Gender-based Violence
- Because I Am a Girl: The Emergence of Girls in Development
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter contributes to the ongoing debate on transnational feminisms, foregrounding regional transnational feminist networks and knowledge production. It reflects on two decades of cross-border movement building in South Asia, which have coalesced into a new political imaginary for a Southasian identity. The chapter first elaborates on the processes by which cross-border solidarities were constructed through recognition of multiple identities, mutual interests, and the need for joint action, then discusses knowledge production through interactive regional analyses, as reflected in the South Asian Feminist Declarations of 1989 and 2006. It elaborates on two key Southasian feminist interventions within two broader social movements - the Pakistan-India peace movement and the movement for a People’s Union of South Asia. Finally, it discusses challenges to the project of “denationalizing” and the emergence of a new generation of South Asian feminists who are asserting a different notion of the “regional/transnational.”
Amrita Chhachhi (PhD) is Assistant Professor Gender, Labour and Poverty Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Hague. Her areas of research include gender, labour, poverty and social policy and culture/identity, religious fundamentalisms and social movements. She has co-edited Engendering Human Security: Feminist Perspectives (2006) and Confronting State, Capital and Patriarchy: Women Organising in the process of Industrialisation (1996). Her book Gender and Labour in India: Eroding Citizenship, published by Routledge is forthcoming. She is on the Editorial Board of Development and Change and involved with peace, feminist and labour networks in South Asia.
Sunila Abeysekera (M.A.) (1952-2013) was an activist and scholar who worked on women’s rights and human rights issues in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region for over 30 years.
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