Why highlight resources on feminist leadership and on self- and collective care in a knowledge hub on violence prevention? At the Prevention Collaborative, we believe that both concepts are essential to effective and transformational work to reduce violence against women and their children. As Indian feminist scholar Srilatha Batliwala (2011) observes, feminist leadership is not simply about “capacitating more women to play leadership roles, but to lead differently, with feminist values and ideology, and to advance the agenda of feminist social transformation in a way that other forms of leadership do not and cannot”.
Moreover, feminist leadership is only sustainable when women are able to balance all aspects of their lives—hence the focus on self- and collective care This page provides a set of resources for individuals and organisations seeking to deepen practice and reflection on the meaning, process, and practice of feminist leadership and organisational culture, as well as self- and collective care.
TRANSFORMATION IS NOT BORN OUT OF RIGID, CONSERVATIVE AND BUREAUCRATIC WAYS OF BEING. AN ORGANISATION CANNOT CREATE WITHIN THE WORLD WHAT IT CAN’T CREATE WITHIN ITSELF. THE AUDACITY AND BOLDNESS TO CHALLENGE OPPRESSIVE POWER, EMBRACE DIVERSITY, VALUE RESPECT AND FAIRNESS STARTS WITH YOU.”
CHIGUDU, H., & CHIGUDU, R. (2015)