Gender and Precarity
We are excited to announce our new multipart initiative focused on exploring economic security through the prism of gender. Generously funded by the Ford Foundation and launched during our 2014 conference, this two-year project will address the combined impact of gender discrimination experienced via occupational segregation, workplace practices, sexual violence, immigration and housing.
Using a combination of Re:Gender's programmatic tools--annual summits and convenings, primers and Gender Stat--we will draw our network into a wide-ranging exploration of research and action on specific issue as they relate to precarity. Our goals are to:
- Strengthen other organizations' use of a gender lens to highlight issues that overlap to create economic instability
- Facilitate shared understanding and resources across sectors and disciplines to inform the development of programs, policies and public education campaigns
To join one of our yearlong cross-sector learning groups and explore the ways that you can link issues of gender and financial vulnerability in your work, please contact Gail Cooper at gcooper[at]regender.org.
These groups will provide an opportunity for individuals and institutions to explore how to link issues of gender and precarity more firmly in their understanding and in their work, based on one of the five topics described earlier in this document (workplace structures and conditions, affordable housing, gender based violence, occupational segregation and immigration). Each group will be cross-sector and meet on average once per month via web conferencing (ReadyTalk, Skype, etc.), and the Re:Gender will work with each to articulate challenges and opportunities that become visible when using a cross-sector gender lens. A positive outcome for the learning groups is evidence of participants’ use of a gender lens in reports, commentaries, programming, etc. they create during or after their participation. Each group will report on their activities during Re:Gender's 2015 summit.