COFEM – Coalition of Feminists for Social Change
Salamander Trust has recently joined the Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM)
The Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM) is an advocacy collective of thought leaders, activists, practitioners and academics working globally to end violence against women and girls (VAWG). We are delighted that COFEM has recently accepted us as a new member.
In the words of other members, quoted on the Raising Voices website: “COFEM was created in 2017 to reassert a feminist perspective in violence against women and girls (VAWG) work. It is a collective of over 90 activists, academics, and practitioners working globally to end VAWG.
“The Feminist Perspectives on Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls Series is a collection of papers written by COFEM members to articulate concerns and aspirations for the shrinking space for feminist analysis in VAWG efforts in development and humanitarian settings.” To read more about COFEM and to access the papers, (created by founding members before we joined), please click on the relevant links below.
Paper 1: How a lack of accountability undermines work to address violence against women and girls
Paper 2: Reframing language of ‘GBV’ away from feminist underpinnings
Paper 3: Finding the balance between scientific and social change goals, approaches and methods
Paper 4: Funding: Whose priorities?
Paper 5: Eclipsed: When a broad protection agenda obscures the needs of women and girls
COFEM has its own twitter account here.
It will also soon have its own website.