What do Feminism and Municipalism have in common?

    Equality is important, but not enough. The quality of equality is key.

    What do Feminism and Municipalism have in common? What do we mean by “the meaningful participation of women and girls”?

    For the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights interviewed our Secretary General, Emilia Saiz, for their Podcast series “Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All”, alongside UN Human Rights Assistant Secretary-General Ilze Brands Kehris and Professor Rebecca Adami.

    “Both municipal and feminist movements critique the traditional modalities of leadership and call for new ways of doing politics; they highlight the need to take decisions in collaboration with the communities effected, putting the most vulnerable at the heart of decision-making. They centre trust, care and participation,” shares Emilia Saiz.   

    “Equality is important, but it’s not enough. The quality of the equality is key in feminist municipalism, prioritisation within leadership needs to be transformed.”

    Catch to the full interview here: https://universaldeclarationhumanrights75.podbean.com/e/women-participation-and-the-universal-declaration/