What would volunteering look like under a feminist social contract?
About the discussion group
In this discussion, we seek to innovate ideas for an alternative vision of volunteering under a feminist social contract.
The 2021 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) will explore the theme of volunteering and the 21st Century Social Contract. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic the SWVR will explore evolving and emerging models of volunteering that provide opportunities for collaboration across states and society, and how these impact the evolving roles and relationships of governments and people in the face of 21st century needs.
But what would volunteering look like under a social contract that places women's empowerment and gender equality at its core and center? The discussion will bring together policy stakeholders (UN agencies, governments, think tanks) with women’s groups, movements, the volunteering communities and academia to discuss principles and perspectives for the upcoming 2021 State of the World's Volunteerism Report. The report aims to generate much-needed evidence to understand how different forms of voluntary participation can create meaningful ownership for those furthest left behind including women's groups and marginalised communities, reflected in policies and practice.
The discussion will culminate in a dialogue, taking place on 2 June 2021and will form part of a paper that will frame the debate on the role of volunteering under a feminist social contract.
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