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Forum Schedule: Overview

Overview | Day 1 sessions | Day 2 sessions | Day 3 sessions | Day 4 sessions | Small group sessions over lunch | Funders Forum

Below is the TENTATIVE forum schedule.  Please note that the FINAL forum schedule will be available onsite at the forum.  Sessions and time slots listed here are subject to change.  Note that some sessions that we added late may not appear here, but will be included in the final schedule onsite in Cape Town.

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Day 1 Friday, November 14, 2008
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Plenary 1: Women Organizing & Transforming the World
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Religious (Re)Interpretation for Social Justice: Emerging Feminist Voices in Islam
Feminist -- No 'ifs', Not 'buts'! -- Mobilizing Feminist Activism in Africa
Do we really have a feminist 'family'? The contributions and challenges of plural notions of the 'family' for feminist movements
Women's movements in IGPN (International Gender Policy Network) member countries: experiences and perspectives
Women Making their own Empowerment Journey: building and supporting grassroots gender activism
Where's the $ for Women's Labour Rights? Challenges and Opportunities
Forgotten Voices: Women with Disabilities and the AIDS pandemic
Funding Movement Building: Donors get real about what it takes!
Strengthening dialogue between the feminist movement and the women of African descent movement
Leadership Development and Constituency Building of Women's Organizations: The Experience of Doorbar Network.
Building a Movement Based on the right to health: the case of the Right to Health Global Campaign
The ABCs of Movement Building - What, Why, and How
New Insights on Religious Fundamentalisms
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Why Secularism is a Women's Issue
The Women's Movement in Central Asia: Facing Neo-Liberalism , Fundamentalism and Other Challenges of the New Global Order Together
Eyes on the Future, Ears to the Ground: Women Worker and Community Activists Affected by Mining Operations Share Strategies, Lessons and Challenges
Movements for Peace and Justice - Something Old, Something New: The Nun, The Actress, and The Activist
Art as Advocacy: Creative Propaganda – The One in Nine Campaign
Together we can put an end to fundamentalism
Politics, Power and the Internet
Keeping Abreast! Queer women's struggles in South Asia
Activism to Counter Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS: Overcoming Obstacles to Movement Building
The Power of "Body Movements"!
Women's Movements and Rights to Land: Where Are We Now?
Climate Change and Gender Equality
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Building a Diverse,Inclusive Movement to Break New Ground: The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR)
Domestic Workers' Movement-Building in the United States
Feminist and Social movement building in the European Context
Working with Aggression in Our Activism: Contributions of Feminist Psychoanalysis and Feminist Ethics
INGOs, Women's Organizations and Movement Building: the Challenges and Opportunities of Global Partnership
Building Synergies Across Movements: Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV/AIDS
Collective Action to Recognise and Further the Rights of All Women, Including Women with Disabilities
Counteracting the emergence of Latin American religious fundamentalism: new voices and new discourse for promoting state secularism.
Dancing the revolution: discovering the power of fun in women's movements across regions and generations
Broadening African women's movements? Experiences from women living with and working on HIV & AIDS!!!
Challenges and tensions in building the feminist movement within the current context of globalization
Addressing Legal Discrimination and Promoting Equality of Women in Iran: The Case of the One Million Signatures Campaign
Between Accra and Doha: Let’s reflect on our own advocacy and mobilizing actions
Day 2 Saturday, November 15, 2008
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Plenary 2: Making our Movements Stronger: A look inside
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Igniting Fragmented Feminist Energies in South Africa: Building Coalitions and Multi-Generational Movements
The Movement and the Middle East: Young Arab Women and the Future of the Women’s Rights Movement in Arab World
Movement Building Among Women Home-Based Workers in Asia
Global Feminist Critical Collaboration: Confronting the Realities of the South
Sports for Social Change
Afro-Ecuadorian and indigenous women in an international dialogue for an intercultural and intergenerational movement
Gender-based Violence: Establishing And Sustaining Effective Movements in the Eastern Cape Province
Resource mobilization strategies: The experiences of women's NGOs in French-speaking Africa
Bridging a Continental Divide: Women Living Positively Across Africa Reach Out to Advocate for Change
Mind Your Language: Politics of the Vernacular in Sexual Rights Dialogue
Internet, mass media, edutainment :Powerful Tools Contributing Towards Movement Building and Social Change
Sex workers meet feminism
Resist, Challenge, Inspire: Confronting fundamentalisms around the world (Part 2)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Women Living Under Muslim Laws: Common Goals, Different Strategies
The International Domestic Workers Movement
Women from the Front Lines
We have Come a Long Way - BUT we have a Long Way to Go
Aceh Women: Development to Peace Building
Using the Yogyakarta Principles to Advance Global Activism Across Movements and to Build Linkages Between Grassroots and Public Policy Advocacy
Mind the Gap: Building Participatory Adolescent Girls' Programming Models in Ethiopia, India, and Kenya
The Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca Movement (El Movimiento de la Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca) and women’s participation and development
Tracing the History of the Women’s Movement in Afghanistan: Past, Present & Future
From Local to Global and Back Again: Building Solidarity between Community-Based Women’s Organizations addressing Gender Based Violence in the global North and South
Fostering Self Organization and Direct Action at a Grassroots Level: Sharing Experiences from Sikhula Sonke
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Overcoming the Challenges of Movement-Building in Contexts of Crisis and Transition: Angola, DRC, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
Building National and International Movements for Abortion Rights: Then and Now
Grassroots Women's Global Movements for Community Development: Challenges in self-representation of the poor, and lessons learned in partner linkages
Mapping as Organizing with Home-based Workers
Techies to Politicos
From Outrage to Power: Using the law as a tool for change in conflict and post-conflict situations
Leading Our Future: Organizational Strategies for Women's Leadership Development
Challenges and Successes to Effective Feminist Movement Building: Case Studies from the Global Fund for Women Grantee Network
The struggle for housing in South Africa and Canada: Documenting resistance
How to build stronger movements through networking: the experience of transnational feminist networks
Disability, Violence and Coalition: Seeing the Gaps and Joining Forces to Act
Lessons from a first generation women’s movement – what has sustained the World YWCA?
Resist, Challenge, Inspire: Confronting fundamentalisms around the world (Part 1)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Women Crossing the Line: A Solidarity, Learning and Action Strategy (Observatorios de la Transgresión Feminista)
Is the internet feminist? Feminist practices of technology re-shaping women's movements
Measuring the Collective Impact of a Movement: A Case Study by the Women's Funding Network
Emergency action strategies in the face of repression and fundamentalism: a necessary dialogue between women from different social movements.
Debating Feminisms in the Women's Movements
Karama Movement in the Arab World: Ending Violence on Our Own Terms
Our Rights are Not Optional! Working with the Optional Protocol to CEDAW
What's the Point of Revolution if We Can't Dance?
Disabled Women Speak-out; Learning to be allies to the most marginalised women/groups in the world.
Transformative Learning and Leadership: Feminist Voices from the Ground
Movements for social change and law reform in Muslim Societies: Mobilizing for sexual rights admist political turmoil, militarization and conservatism.
Using new media and video for advocacy on LGBT and women's issues.
Building the Southern African movement for the sexual rights of girls and women based on strategies and experiences from Namibia and Zimbabwe
Sound Workshop: Developing Performance Skills, Sharing Musical Genres, and Networking and Communicating in the International Language of Music
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Funders' Forum
Day 3 Sunday, November 16, 2008
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Plenary 3: The Contexts of Our Organizing

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Frontline feminisms: African experiences of activism in times of conflict
Organizations and Movements Under the Lens
Movement Building Against Free-Trade Agreements
Sex workers on public transportation: Strategies to reverse stigmatization and discrimination toward sex workers.
Building a sexual and reproductive rights movement in Central and Eastern Europe as a response to the rise of religious fundamentalism
Violence Against Women: The Next Big Ask
Complexities of movement building between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in a colonised country
Strange Bedfellows & Other Creative Alliances: Reaching Beyond Our Networks to Produce Social Change
Power! Money! Sex! Technology! Stigma! How Women's Movements can Transform the HIV/AIDS agenda
Reinventing Monitoring and Evaluation: Feminist Alternatives
Organising for Women's Rights in the Caribbean
Latin American Youth: Experiences and Challenges for Strengthening the Feminist Youth Organization
Living and Building a Movement: Issues at Stake for the Tamil Nadu Muslim Women's Jamaat
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
From Pain and Sorrow to a Colorful World: Solidarity is Our Power!
Challenges of Afghan Women for a United and Strong Movement
Religious Arbitration and Family Law: Successful Movement Building in Canada and Globally
Building a Pro-Choice Alliance in Mexico
Perspectives on the Algerian Women's Movement
Battles for Women's Equality in Iraq:Movement building based on lobbying, media, the power of poetry and the arts
The plight of women under the military rule in Burma
Building better linkages and ensuring more effective strategizing between activists at the grassroots level and those doing advocacy work at the public-policy level
Resist, Challenge, Inspire: Conversations with activists confronting fundamentalisms around the world (English - 2 Tables)
Resist, Challenge, Inspire: Conversations with activists confronting fundamentalisms around the world (Spanish)
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Women Sharing Stories: Connecting and Building a Homeworkers' Movement Through Participatory Video
Using the Maputo Plan of Action to advocate for women's rights and health
The Women's Movement's response to Human Trafficking (CEE-NIS region)
Macroeconomics and Gender: Latin America, a Pending Debate
Women and HIV and AIDS: Show us the Money
The NGOization of women's movements and its implications for feminist organizing.
Measuring the Success of our Movements
Gender Education and Women’s Human Rights in Muslim contexts: building movements through borders and religions
Latin America: Mapping the Political Actors in the Sexual and Reproductive Rights Movements
Funding the Future of Women’s Rights: Where is the Money for the New Generation of Women’s Rights Initiatives? Who has Access to it, Who Doesn’t and Why? … and Do We Need a Global fund for Young Feminist Activism? (Part 1)
South Africa: Building our unity, our movements and our power: A feminist agenda for 2009 onwards (Part 1)
The Use of Militia Groups and Armed Forces to Advance the Agendas of State and Non-State Actors
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Climate Change in Africa: Why Women’s Leadership is Critical
Women, Disabled, Queer: Working Together for Our Sexuality and Rights
How can Feminist Movements Creatively Occupy Public Space?
What's Age Got To Do With It: Generational Shifts in Movement Building
Advocacy for Reproductive Rights in Latin America: Broadening Alliances and Learning From Each Other
Women Democratising Power from the Inside Out: Challenging Cultural, Religious and Political Impositions
Building Bridges for Claiming Women’s Rights through Strategic Partnerships and Collective Action
From NGOs to Movements: Visioning and Strategizing for the Building of Collective Power in a Globalized World
The role of the women's movement in the peace process and political transition in the Great Lakes region of Africa
Development Paradigms and Practices from a Feminist Perspective
Funding the Future of Women’s Rights: Where is the money for the new generation of women’s rights initiatives? Who has access to it, who doesn’t and why? … and do we need a global fund for young feminist activism? (Part 2)
South Africa: Building our unity, our movements and our power: A feminist agenda for 2009 onwards (Part 2)
Day 4 Monday, November 17, 2008
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Contribution of Sexual Rights to Movement Building
Meeting Our Great Ancestors: Twelve Centuries of Women Asserting Rights in Muslim Contexts
Silence Speaks Digital Storytelling: From Healing to Action in Support of Global Gender Justice
Testing times? Maximising commonality and minimising conflict within and between movements
The Current Women's Movement in the History of the Struggle for Inclusion, Diversity and Interculturalism
SADC Gender Protocol - A Case Study on Collective Organising to set a new gender equality agenda
Reconstructing Global Sisterhood: The challenge of Universality and Difference for Women's resistance movements
Bringing Mobilisation-Based Movements Back in Women’s Movements: The Case of Organising Women Workers in Women-Only Trade Unions, South Korea
Women, Metamorphosis of the Butterfly Effect
Blogs Can Move the World
THE COMMUNITY RADIO MOVEMENT: Connecting People, Empowering Communities
How Petro-Politics and Petro-Wars Affect our Movements
Engender & KhoeSan Women's Circle: Reclaiming Feminist Indigenous Methodologies
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaking Out Against Homophobic Hate, Claiming Justice, Celebrating Rights
Synergies and Struggles with Reproductive Rights Movements across Borders.
How to do a safe medical abortion
Building Strong Partnerships for Improved Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Rights in South Asia
Sustaining Women's Organizations during Conflicts
HIV Prevention Options for Women: Does the women’s movement have time to demand woman-initiated HIV prevention right now?
Women's Empowerment: What do men have to do with it?
The Cyber Quilting Experiment: A Network of Women of Color Stitching Movements Together in Web 2.0 and Beyond
We have wasted our time pushing for more women in decision making positions -- they have not made a difference: A Great Debate
Re-thinking the “Secular” and the “Religious” in the Face of Fundamentalisms
Trade, aid and conditionalities from the women’s rights perspective
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The UN as a legitimate space for women's organizing: Successes and Challenges --Past and Future
Overcoming Fragmentation And Building Inclusive Movements: Alternative Strategies to Ground the African Feminist Movement Locally in Grassroots Activism
Gender, feminism and social movements in Africa: Differences and synergies between French, English and Portuguese-speaking approaches
Toward building a Queer and LGBTQI Women Movement in the Arab World
Gifts from $1,000 to $1,000,000: How do you find them?
Social Justice Feminism in Action: Funder and Grantee Partner Dialogue
Tok Talk : Nourishing an Asia Pacific Feminist Movement
A Global Initiative for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family
No more rosaries in our ovaries
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Future of Movements


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