Building Movements – Contemporary Feminisms is an initiative by the British Council, Fundo ELAS, UN Women and the Open Society Foundation that aims to strengthen women and girls movements, with a particular look at young women collectives and their engagement in wider movements’ participation.
"Working with partners worldwide to progress gender equality is an important way in which we can meet our core purpose of building knowledge and understanding between the UK and other countries as well as contributing to a safer, more prosperous and inclusive world."
Sir Ciarán Devane – Chief Executive, British Council, 2017
There is a strong and vibrant women’s movement present in Latin America, considered amongst the most creative in the world. Regional and international connections can have significant impact for movements providing increased visibility of their causes, opportunities for mutual learning, sharing of strategies, support for each other’s´ programmes, and as a way to strengthen advancements towards gender equality in different parts of the world.
Women in Movement Dialogue
The Dialogue Women in Movement: Rights and New Directions, held in Rio de Janeiro on 25-28 January 2017, brought together more than 140 representatives from the women’s movement in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia and the UK to discuss the socio-political situation in Brazil and the region, to share ideas on successful feminist resistance (approaches, models and other examples of good practice) and to identify joint strategies to strengthen the mechanisms for achieving gender equality in Latin America.