Call for Proposals for the 11th AWID Forum
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 8:40 AM

The following announcement is a call for proposals from the Association for Women's Rights in Development:

The 11th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development

The Power of Movements

November 14-17, 2008
Cape Town, South Africa

When people struggle together, what was once unimaginable suddenly becomes possible...

Some of the most profound changes in our world have come about as a result of struggles in the form of social movements. Often, these movements germinated in a handful of people who rose up against an entrenched injustice or for a pressing need, then blossomed into mass mobilizations that have ended up toppling governments, deposing powerful leaders, ending military occupations, and bringing rights and freedoms to millions of people.

This is the power of movements - what people without access to power cannot accomplish alone, they can accomplish together through collective action.

From November 14-17, 2008, up to 1,500 women's rights activists from around the world will gather in Cape Town, South Africa to debate and strategize about how to build stronger women's movements globally.

We invite you to contribute to this urgent discussion by submitting a proposal to organize a session at the 11th AWID Forum:

The Power of Movements

Submit your proposal online:

Email or call us for more information or a Word version/hard copy of the application form at | +1 416 594 3773

JANUARY 28, 2008

This call was originally published by the Association for Women's Rights in Development ("AWID") and has been reproduced with the permission of AWID in accordance with AWID's reproduction policy.