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Forging Intersectional Feminist Futures: Collective Care and the Guiding Principles of Intersectionality | A Forum

Everyone is invited to the forum, “Forging Intersectional Feminist Futures: Collective Care and the Guiding Principles of Intersectionality” on 17 May 2024, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, via Zoom. Onsite attendance has been closed, since the venue is expected to reach full capacity. The forum is free and open to the public, but Zoom slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are encouraged to pre-register. The forum will feature several presentations and one performance.



Ang Paglalayag ng Dakbalangay: A Research on Collective Care

The main presentation will launch the results of the project, “Forging Intersectional Feminist Futures” (FIFF), which presents the findings of the Intersectional Care Needs Assessment Tool (ICNAT). The ICNAT was developed to help understand the collective burnout of human rights defenders, and to identify issues that FIFF partners (mainly civil society organizations) need to address as an intersectional network. The concept of intersectionality foregrounds the overlaps and links among different social, political, and economic issues, and points to greater coordination and collaboration among various advocacies.

Thirty-six respondents from various FIFF partners filled out the ICNAT, and the results were used to offer recommendations on how to address the burnout, and more importantly, to foster collective care among FIFF, if not among civil society organizations.

A project of ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, FIFF aims to (1) strengthen collective understanding of intersectionality and intersectional feminism, (2) develop regional and national cross- movement roadmaps for joint advocacy, and (3) document good practices and strategies for applying an intersectional approach. Learn more about FIFF.

Other Presentations

Gender Rights in the Philippines: A Situationer

Amaryllis Torres, Professor Emeritus
UP College of Social Work and Community Development

Intersectional Movement-Building in Southeast Asia

Ging Cristobal
Chairperson, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus

The Guiding Principles of Intersectionality

FIFF Guiding Principles Committee

Forging Intersectional Feminist Futures: Overview and Project

Genica Bucao
FIFF Project Officer, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus

Pantay Pilipinas representative


Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP) of the Asia Pacific Women with Disabilities United

About FIFF and the Forum Organizers

For queries, please email: [email protected]

The forum is co-presented by the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) and the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, a regional organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) individuals and groups in Southeast Asia. UP CIDS is the policy research unit of the University of the Philippines, with AltDev as one of its 16 Research Programs.