Global Feminisms: Speaking & Acting About Women & Girls


"As feminists work to create political responses, we take into account how events are perceived, particularly events that are tied up in established beliefs about gender and religion."

Rachel Riedner
The George Washington University

Global Feminisms: Speaking & Acting About Women & Girls Curriculum PDF

As we look at the world through feminist eyes, we ask difficult questions about how choices are made. We proceed, as Malala does in her book, with a commitment to robust, honest and responsive understanding of the world in which we live. We argue that gendered violence, gender based social exclusions and the material conditions that prohibit individual and communities from reaching their full capacities, can be addressed with tough and honest questions and with an understanding of the contexts in which women live.

A supplemental feature for high school teachers appears at the end of this theme.

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Individual & Group Activities  

Supplemental activities in this theme revolve around discussion, answering questions such as:

  • How might we need to understand multiple categories that work together to construct Malala’s experiences of gendered violence including but not limited to gender, race, nation, state, religion, ability, age and sexuality?
  • What is the difference between Malala Yousafzai the singular example and historical figure who has spoken so eloquently and passionately about her own experience for education from Malala who is held up as a symbol of globalized political system which claims to offer recognition and support third world women?