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Elections are controversial among activists. Are they a path for people power? A way to mobilize the grassroots and advance our agendas? Or do they coopt our issues? Divert our energy? Are they a necessary evil or an essential part of our strategies?

At the heart of the uneasy relationship between movements and elections is the question: are elections a way we can contest for power and voice? Rarely do we get a chance to discuss this across borders, so for dialogue #5, we are bringing together eight women from different countries to share their insights and perspectives. Recorded September 22, 2020.

Women Radically Transforming a World in Crisis, dialogue series, was born in response to the need for new spaces for political conversation, community, and strategizing at a time of lockdown and isolation. It takes its inspiration from the bold feminist agenda created for the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. Visit our website for more information:….

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