A feminist humantarian advocay agenda? Possibilities and learnings from women and feminists in Colombia.

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentationAcademic


Humanitarian action has become more complex as it encompasses a plurality of actions, actors, resources, and dynamics. Such plurality demands alternative and innovative approaches that overcome the dominant paradigm under which humanitarian action has operated. This chapter focuses on the contributions of feminisms as a political endeavour with an emphasis on the potential of collective action and humanitarian advocacy. To advance the discussion, Colombia is presented as a case study, due to the rich tradition of social mobilisation and advocacy and where humanitarian crises, armed conflict, and peacebuilding initiatives converge. The aim is to further understand how a situated feminist agenda can shape humanitarian advocacy and authentically problematise aspects like power, politics, ethics, and the role of crisis-affected populations.
Period7 Nov 2023
Event titleInternational Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference 2023: Humanitarianism in Changing Climates
Event typeConference
LocationDhaka, BangladeshShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational