Friends of Europe’s work across policy pillars aims to highlight the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. However, beyond that, it is about reflecting on the progress made and the work to be done.
In policy and action, there is often a risk of universalising women’s issues and overlooking the broad range of women’s experiences. The traditional universalisation of women’s issues in Western feminism has been long criticised for excluding other identities and ignoring the differing experiences of non-white, non-straight and non-Western women, begging the question – how can we consider the diversity of women’s experiences and promote actionable change?
The experiences of women and girls are not only defined by gender, but by intersecting identities within social and cultural contexts, whether that be socio-economic status, race, religion, age and/or disability. Our conversation with Malaika Oringo, Founder and CEO of Footprint to Freedom and Member of the International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council (ISTAC), aims to shed light on her individual experience and achievements, her knowledge of the multitude of experiences of women who have survived trafficking and her perspective on subverting the social and economic structures that disempower women and girls.
With this Critical Thinking Live conversation, we strive to learn from and celebrate the diversity of women in global frameworks through highlighting individual experience.
#CriticalThinking Live is the latest expansion in our #CriticalThinking family, bringing influential voices from across a range of sectors to challenge, inspire and influence current thinking on the biggest issues facing Europe and the world.
This event will be streamed and no registration is required.