CEFM Learning Xchange-August

In this edition of the Learning Xchange, you can find upcoming events, engaging video presentations and new research. Also, you will see inspirational anti-racism resources related to combating racism in the development sector. Please peruse and enjoy!

Featured Event: CEFM Learning Exchange Webinar on Girl-Led Activism

This event will bring together activists and CARE staff to discuss how development practitioners can catalyze girls’ leadership and take a step back from setting the agenda to listen and learn. The event will take place on August 25 8am EST/6pm Dhaka. Presentations will include:

  • Suniti Neogy from CARE USA to explain the necessity of girls’ leadership and how to assess and mitigate the inherent risks of activism
  • Jayanthi Pushkaran from EMpower: The Emerging Markets Foundation to discuss what girls’ activism looks like during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • CARE Bangladesh will share their experiences implementing this work with girls and what support was needed.
  • We will hear from an adolescent girl activist, who will share her greatest success and challenges. 

A discussion will follow. Please email tirzah.brown@care.org for the zoom link. If you would like live translation from English during the event, please also indicate that and what language is needed.

New and Noteworthy

What’s Next? Generation Equality and Bodily Autonomy (available in English, Spanish, French)
The results are in! Tipping Points’ RCT baseline evaluation, measuring the rates of child marriage, adolescent girls’ agency and social norms in Bangladesh and Nepal demonstrate the key drivers of child, early and forced marriage in Tipping Point program areas, and contain recommendations for policy and practice.
Save the Children was joined by partners from Tufts University and the Women’s Refugee Commission to discuss ongoing data gaps on child marriage in humanitarian settings and proposed solutions for systemic change. The event built upon the findings and recommendations from a white paper on the same topic launched in December 2019.

Anti-racism in the Development Sector

Working toward gender justice and against CEFM requires that we examine ourselves to ensure that we are not reinforcing injustice in the ways we work. We are in the midst of a global moment to reject anti-Black racism in all its forms, including in our work. Please check out some resources below to help you continue this work.

We are positive that this recorded session with Stephanie Kimou, Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, Naomi Tulay-Solanke, and Arbie Baguois will fuel your personal commitment to fight against injustice in all its forms. 
Solidarity is more than a written statement. In this article, Sunshine Muse lays out how you and your colleagues can substantively show support to the movement. 
All of us working in international development are being offered an important lesson in racism, gender and class inequalities. This public moment on Black Lives Matter is our chance to interrogate and dismantle racism and anti-blackness in our backyard.

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