Hello and welcome to this free online course – Mooc – on Feministisation of Politics
In 4 modules spread over 4 weeks, we propose to answer the following questions that concern us:
How can we make our organisations more democratic? How can we make our work and activism more inclusive in practice? How can we, as activists, practitioners, educators, citizens, members of different movements and organisations, ensure that we implement feminist values at work and in our everyday lives?
In 2018, a group of municipalist activists from six European cities gathered within the project Feminisation of politics to collectively think about making politics more feminist. In a mutual learning process, we shared obstacles, challenges, contradictions and limitations, and also strategies, tools and proposals to overcome them.
In 2021 we have prepared a Massive Open Online Course on the topic of Feminisation of Politics, with a deep dive into questions of Care, Resources and Power. Each module develops these themes through different elements: videos, interviews, documents and other references that will help to explore these topics further. With this MOOC, we want to present lived experiences within our movements and organisations regarding the feministisation of our practices and their values.
We want to share why we think feminism is necessary for collective organising, how our movements can care more about their peers, how we can change the way we build our relationships, what resources we can use and where are organisations and people who are feminising politics in their cities, communities and organisations.
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- Lectures 21
- Quizzes 4
- Duration 50 hours
- Language English
- Students 56
- Assessments Yes
Module 1 : What is the Feministization of Politics all about?
The first module of this MOOC introduces the topic of the feminization of politics and the FoP group has done until now. What are we talking about, and why is it so necessary?
Module 2: Do political organizations take care about care?
In this second module, we will introduce the topic: What care represents in political organisations? Which tasks do we consider care tasks? What is the relation between care and responsibilities? Does our structure recognise care as a core value?
Module 3: How to reach the means for feminist objectives?
The third module will introduce you to the topic: How do we ensure to have the means to reach feminist objectives? Do our organisations map how feminist resources are distributed and redistributed? Who is deciding over these resources, and how are decision-makers made accountable? Finally, is feminism challenging the traditional ways of raising and expanding resources?
Module 4: What building power in a feminist way means?
The fourth module will introduce you to the topic of power. How can we feminise power through municipalism? What empowerment means for the feminization of politics? Does our organisation analyse how leaderships are constructed, the tools to manage conflict, or how decisions are taken within organisations?