What does volunteering under a feminist social contract look like?
In this global dialogue, we 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 to ensure that women’s empowerment and gender equality are central to the report.
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.
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, reflected in policies and practice.
The dialogue, taking place on 2 June 2021, will innovate ideas for an alternative vision of volunteering under a feminist social contract. The outcomes from the dialogue will form part of a paper that will frame the debate on the role of volunteering under a feminist social contract.