AWID Webinar on Data, Resources and Women's Rights
On 19 May, AWID is honored to provide a platform for feminist activists and women's rights advocates, including AWID members, partners and allies to dialogue, reflect and strategize on the role of data on resources and decision-making within women’s movements.
Have you ever wondered:
- How do feminist and women’s rights organizations build evidence that women’s rights movements are succeeding at making collective progress?
- How do we demonstrate our impact on women’s rights progress as individual organizations and as movements at large?
- What are the gaps in data & measurement between women’s rights organizations and donors, such as what type of data is valued? How are these gaps being bridged and what else can we do?
- In what ways can all of us - women’s rights organizations, activists, and funders - work together to collect, analyse and use data as a form of advocacy for more and better resources?
If you’re interested in these questions or have ideas for the answers, join us on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 9am EST to 11am EST to collectively dialogue, reflect and strategize on the role of data and resources for women’s rights!
Registration deadline is May 18, 2016. Spaces are limited and access to the session will be given on a first come first served basis.
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For questions or concerns, please contact the Resourcing Women’s Rights team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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More about the Webinar
Social movements and activists are well-positioned to evaluate their own impact and are currently developing their own methods and tools to do so. They should be supported with resources to continue to develop these tools and methods, and their core work in general. Moreover, donors and women's rights organizations benefit from data collection at a collective level as it allows organizations and activists to be reflective, strategic and responsive at a movement level - for example, aggregate data at a collective level can reveal funding patterns for social movements and subsequently allow organizations and activists to effectively shape future funding trends to their benefit.
This webinar will include exploring four new tools and methodologies:
- AWID’s recently launched the WITM Toolkit, built upon our 10 years of research experience on funding trends. The WITM Toolkit is a political and practical demonstration of the resources and steps it takes to conduct solid action-research and provides a tool to support movements to advocate for more and better funding.
- AWID's FundHer Scorecard is a benchmark and accountability framework assessing a funder’s quality and quantity of support towards gender equality and women’s rights through 14 indicators.
- Global Fund for Women’s innovative methodology of evaluating data gleaned from applicants, including a recent preliminary analysis of 3,000 organizational profiles submitted in the last funding cycle.
- Impact Mapper: a recently developed tool to track trends in social change data so donors and nonprofits can spend more time where it counts: learning from past work and transforming the world.
The Data, Resources and Women’s Rights webinar is part of the pre- AWID Forum engagement process building up the Feminist Resource Mobilization (FRM) Hub at the Forum. The FRM Hub is a physical space hosted throughout the duration of the AWID Forum, providing space to discuss, reflect and strategize on various issues related to financing for women’s rights and collective resource mobilization. AWID’s pre-Forum webinars and other knowledge production series will offer spaces to discuss, debate, and engage on issues before coming into the AWID Forum in September.
Join us as we unpack the politics of data, explore innovative methods and tools used by activists and organizations, and discuss the value data plays at the collective level by supporting women’s movements to be reflective, strategic and responsive as we all work in tandem to progress women’s rights.
Alexandra Pittman is the founder of Impact Mapper and AVP Global Consulting, LLC. Alexandra specializes in research and evaluation for human rights, women's rights, and social justice organizations, networks, and movements. She has worked with a diverse set of donors and international nonprofits since 2005, including Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Foundation Center, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, Kvinna til Kvinna, Open Society Foundations (NYC and Armenia), Oxfam America, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam International, Oxfam Great Britain, Mama Cash, Spring Strategies, UNDP, UN Women Trust Fund for VAW, and Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP). Alexandra received her Master's degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University and PhD in Sociology and Cultural Psychology from Boston College. She also held a Senior Research Fellowship position at the Hauser Center for Nonprofits at Harvard University from 2010-2011, working on the role of brand in international nonprofits and philanthropies.
Angelika Arutyunova is the Director of Feminist Movement Building at AWID, and previously ran the Resourcing Women’s Rights team and the Where is the Money for Women’s Rights initiative at AWID. Angelika is Armenian who was born and raised in Uzbekistan. After obtaining a Finance Diploma and a degree in English and Russian, Angelika earned a Master's in International Development in the U.S. Her work and activism in Uzbekistan included volunteering with local women's organizations to improve reproductive health and rights. Prior to joining AWID, Angelika worked for the Global Fund for Women as Program Director for Europe and CIS. Angelika has advisory status with several donor agencies in ECIS region and is on the Steering Committee of the Grantmakers East Forum. Angelika also served on the Board of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) in the U.S and is active in the Armenian Diaspora in the United States.
Emily Esplen leads the work on gender equality and women’s rights in the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate, where she coordinates the DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET). Previously Emily was Policy and Advocacy Manager at Womankind Worldwide leading work on violence against women and girls, and at One World Action working on women’s leadership and participation. Emily was formerly a researcher at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), working for the BRIDGE Gender and Development Programme. In these roles she hasadvised bilateral donor agencies on their policy and programmes on gender equality and worked with women’s organisations in the global south.She holds degrees in social anthropology and development from the Universities of Cambridge and London.
Kamardip is the Feminist Resource Mobilization Coordinator for AWID's Resourcing Women's Rights Team. Prior to joining AWID, Kamardip was the Program Officer for Asia Pacific at Global Fund for Women. Kamardip has lived in many cities, from Washington, DC; Bamako, Mali, Ahmedabad, India and San Francisco. In each city, she’s gotten involved with local women’s rights efforts, particularly groups working against GBV. Her drive and inspiration comes from grassroots organizing.
Nerea is the Lead Advocacy Coordinator for AWID's Resourcing Women's Rights team. Nerea has been involved in feminist and women’s rights work for more than 10 years and is passionate about that. She is currently working as Lead Advocacy Coordinator within AWID's Resourcing Women’s Rights team. Prior to joining AWID, she spent few years in the occupied Palestinian territory working as Gender Project Manager with ACSUR-Las Segovias. Before that she worked as Advocacy Officer with the WIDE network, based in Brussels. Nerea holds a BA in Sociology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) and a MA in Development Studies from the Hegoa Institute (Spain).
PeiYao Chen leads the Learning, Evaluation, and Impact team at Global Fund for Women. PeiYao has more than ten years of experience in research, evaluation and project management in the non-profit sector, with a strong focus on the empowerment and grassroots activism of women and girls. Prior to joining Global Fund, PeiYao was Associate Director of Evaluation at TCC Group, a management consulting firm providing strategic planning, evaluation and capacity-building services to foundations, nonprofit organizations and corporate community involvement programs. Before TCC Group, PeiYao worked for several feminist organizations, including Girls Incorporated and the Ms. Foundation for Women.