Gender Budgeting as Feminist Policy Change: Feminist Advocacy and Alliances
Feminist engagement with the state has been a contested and variable approach to advocacy for feminist policy change. Gender budgeting has gained some purchase with key policy actors and in appropriate policy venues within formal institutions. However, challenges still remain. Drawing on experiences of feminist organisations and examples from across Europe, this chapter will explore how gender budgeting contributes to feminist activism and the contribution gender budgeting can make to transformative policy making. The authors discuss different ways in which feminist actors can engage with Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB), how gender budgeting can contribute to improving effectiveness of feminist work and contribute to the empowerment of feminist activists and organisations.
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