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How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the people we don't usually hear from? What solutions and leadership are emerging from the crisis? In each episode, we get a glimpse into the world that’s being created in the cracks of this crisis. We will hear from a range of individuals and social leaders, from migrant labourers to trans youth mobilizing in their communities, to humanitarian workers. Join us as we hear the experiences and responses of those living through this pandemic who are already facing inequalities and injustices daily.Follow Power Shifts on Instagram and check out the blogs: https://www.instagram.com/powershiftsproject | https://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/category/power-shifts/

Power in the Pandemic Oxfam

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How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the people we don't usually hear from? What solutions and leadership are emerging from the crisis? In each episode, we get a glimpse into the world that’s being created in the cracks of this crisis. We will hear from a range of individuals and social leaders, from migrant labourers to trans youth mobilizing in their communities, to humanitarian workers. Join us as we hear the experiences and responses of those living through this pandemic who are already facing inequalities and injustices daily.Follow Power Shifts on Instagram and check out the blogs: https://www.instagram.com/powershiftsproject | https://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/category/power-shifts/

    How can we create Feminist Futures?

    How can we create Feminist Futures?

    This episode hosts a conversation recorded last September 2020 during a virtual encounter around Creating Feminist Futures. María Faciolince, our host and moderator, is joined by three visionary feminists from around the world: Crystal Simeoni (Director at Nawi: Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective), Meera Ghani (Policy coordinator at Ecolise, Co-founder of Moxie Consultancy Collective) and Maria José Moreno (Global Gender Justice Director at Oxfam International).
    One of the shared solutions, or antidotes to systems of violence at the root of intersecting inequalities, is to center care. As we ask ourselves how to disrupt this paradigm of carelessness and promote the actions necessary in defence of our collective futures, this exploration engages with some of the following questions: What can care look like in practice? Which principles should underly the narrative of 'building back better' in re-building a post-pandemic feminist future? How can care as a right be articulated in contexts where basic human rights are violated? How do we visibilize care work within organizations? 
    Tune in to hear what care-centered, justice-oriented feminist futures (and realities) can look like, the potential of the present moment, and how we can develop a vision for a caring future, what it might look like and how we might achieve it.
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    LINKS:
    Feminist Futures: Caring for people, caring for justice and rights (paper)
    Check out these Power Shifts resource compilations useful for creating feminist futures:
    Power Shifts Resources: Well-being and DevelopmentPower Shifts Resources: Care in a Time of Corona
    Host and script: María Faciolince 
    Production and audio editing: Bethany Donkin

    • 54 min
    Meera's Journey: Climate, Covid and Care

    Meera's Journey: Climate, Covid and Care

    "If we want to move away from systems of violence, we have to reimagine a world that centres care." - Meera Ghani
    In this final episode of the Climate, Covid and Care series, we hear from Meera Ghani, a climate justice activist, anti-racist and anti-capitalist feminist, and abolitionist from Pakistan. Meera works to support community initiatives with Ecolise and co-founded the Moxie Consultancy Collective to help organisations create transformative change through building a culture of care.
    The moment we find ourselves in amid intersecting crises - Covid 19 pandemic, climate breakdown and gender injustice, to name some - is a prime opportunity to think about what care looks like in practice. In this episode, Meera invites us to do just that. She zooms in on the violent systems at the root of these overlapping violences and offers some pointers towards rethinking and re-building systems to create kinder futures, starting from our intimate spaces of action. Taking some examples of the climate crisis in Pakistan, as well as examples of community-led solutions she's encountered through her work, Meera opens a rich discussion highlighting the need to place equity at the centre of work on global climate justice.
    Stay tuned, subscribe to Power in the Pandemic and follow Power Shifts project on Instagram!
    LINKS:
    Read this recent interview with Meera
    Follow the Moxie Consultancy Collective on Instagram
    Check out these Power Shifts resource compilations to follow up on these topics:
    Power Shifts Resources: Well-being and DevelopmentPower Shifts Resources: Care in a Time of CoronaHost and narration: Maria Faciolince 
    Production and audio editing: Bethany Donkin
    Portrait of Meera by Maanya Shar
    This series was done in collaboration with the Climate, Covid, and Care: Feminist Journeys zine, a collection of journeys, stories, and ideas from five feminist activists working at the intersection of gender and climate justice.

    • 25 min
    Majandra's Journey: Climate, Covid and Care

    Majandra's Journey: Climate, Covid and Care

    "From an ecofeminist perspective, we understand that the sustainability of life should be at the front and centre of our economic system, instead of profit and competition. That means valuing care work. It means valuing low-carbon jobs. It means valuing the sustainability of all life." - Majandra Rodríguez Acha


    This is the fourth episode of a  mini series, in collaboration with the Climate, Covid, and Care: Feminist Journey's zine which launched on the 24th of August, 2020. This publication is a collection of journeys, stories, and ideas from five feminist activists working at the intersection of gender and climate justice.
    In this episode, we hear from Majandra Rodríguez Acha, climate justice and queer feminist activist from Lima, Peru. Majandra’s activism focuses on gender, intersectionality, youth activism and the environment. In this episode, you'll hear Majandra share insights from her work at TierrActiva Perú and FRIDA on building transnational feminist solidarity and helping create new narratives to the ecological crisis geared towards feminist solutions and community-based organising. Listen to her delve into questions around navigating power and privilege, and reflect on the systemic crisis to highlight intersections between different forms of oppression, allowing us to see the direct relation between violence against women's bodies and the environment.
    Stay tuned and follow Power Shifts project on Instagram!
    Links and resources:
    - I am Generation Equality: Majandra Rodriguez Acha, youth leader, climate justice believer (UNWomen)
    - Majandra Rodriguez Acha on the Power of Youth and Women in Achieving a Sustainable Future (Global Greengrants)
    - In Peru, this young activist is sparking a movement for climate justice (Grist)
    - Majandra Rodríguez Acha: the Norms Shifter (On Think Tanks)
    - Women's Environment and  Development Organization (WEDO)


    Host and narration: Maria Faciolince 
    Production and audio editing: Beth Donkin 

    • 25 min
    Betty's journey: Climate, Covid and Care

    Betty's journey: Climate, Covid and Care

    "Just because the entire world was on lockdown, doesn’t mean that climate change or the patriarchy was on lockdown. The patriarchy is not on lockdown. Climate change cannot be contained" - Betty Barkha

    This is the third episode of a mini-series, in collaboration with the Climate, Covid, and Care: Feminist Journey's zine which launched on the 24th of August, 2020. This publication is a collection of journeys, stories, and ideas from five feminist activists working at the intersection of gender and climate justice.

    In this episode, we hear from Betty Barkha, a climate activist from Latouka in the Fiji Islands.  The Pacific Islands are experiencing the life altering effects of the climate crisis as we speak. Sea levels are rising, increasing intensity of tropical cyclones, saltwater intrusions, coastal erosion, submersion of islands and much more...

    Betty offers insight into Pacific Island life and how answers can be found in the leaders and activists in the community. She also discusses the climate justice eco-system, the role of gender in the climate crisis and how Covid has heightened the visibility of issues of climate and gender inequality.

    Stay tuned and follow Power Shifts project on Instagram!

    Links and resources:

    The Civicus Alliance
    The Association of Women in Development (AWID)
    FRIDA's Young Feminist Fund
    The Global Resilience Fund for Young Women and Girls
    Listen to the Equals Podcast
    Host and narration: Maria Faciolince 
    Production and audio editing: Bethany Donkin
    Portrait of Betty by Maanya Shar

    • 17 min
    Maggie's Journey: Climate, Covid and Care

    Maggie's Journey: Climate, Covid and Care

    "The climate crisis is real for so many communities. Sometimes we don't have the language for it, we can't explain it. But we can feel it in our bodies. We feel it in our land. We see it in the water" - Maggie Mapondera

    This is the second episode of a new mini-series, in collaboration with the Climate, Covid, and Care: Feminist Journeys zine which launched on the 24th of August, 2020. This publication is a collection of journeys, stories, and ideas from five feminist activists working at the intersection of gender and climate justice.

    In this second episode we hear from Maggie Mapondera, an activist-communicator-facilitator from Zimbabwe, who currently works with WOMIN, an organisation supporting and allying with women impacted by extractivism. Tune in to hear Maggie reflecting on difficult questions around systemic violence and race, climate change and COVID. Listen to how she's working to break down the silos separating these issues, and the importance of grappling with histories of violence to do justice to visions of feminist and climate justice activists today.

    Stay tuned and follow Power Shifts project on Instagram!

    Links and resources:

    Womin - the organisation Maggie works for
    An interview with Maggie on Gender IT
    Power Shifts Project
    Host and narration: Maria Faciolince 
    Production and audio editing: Bethany Donkin

    • 16 min
    Hindou's Journey: Climate, Covid and Care

    Hindou's Journey: Climate, Covid and Care

    "You can't speak about us, without us" -  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
    This is the first episode of a new mini-series, in collaboration with the Climate, Covid, and Care: Feminist Journeys zine which launched on the 24th of August, 2020. This publication is a collection of journeys, stories, and ideas from five feminist activists working at the intersection of gender and climate justice.
    In this episode, we hear from Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an activist from the Indigenous Mbororo community in Chad.
    Hindou shares feminist and indigenous approaches to tackle the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. In a world of multiple crises, she explains the need to integrate both scientific knowledge with what she calls 'Indigenous intelligence' in order to create more sustainable societies. Hindou discusses her approach to climate justice, why indigenous knowledge is constantly evolving with a changing environment, and the opportunities she sees emerging during the pandemic. 
    Stay tuned and follow Power Shifts project on Instagram!
    Links and resources:
    Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)
    International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC)
    Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC)
    Indigenous knowledge meets science to solve climate change (Hindou on TEDWomen 2019)
    Power Shifts Project
    Host and narration: Maria Faciolince 
    Production and audio editing: Beth Donkin 

    • 20 min

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