Feminist futures

Caring for people, caring for justice and rights

Publication date: 15 September 2020
Authors: Kim Piaget, Clare Coffey, Sebastián Molano, Maria José Moreno Ruiz

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities around the world are weighing the many possible answers to the questions of ‘how did we arrive here?’, ‘what comes after COVID-19?’ and ‘what kind of society do we want to build after this global shock?’ The pandemic has been so extraordinary in nature that in order to engage with these questions we need, in our search for solutions, to break with the ordinary as well.

This paper contains reflections from members of Oxfam’s gender justice community and draws on feminist thinking in order to develop a vision for a caring future, what it might look like and how we might achieve it.

Quite humbly and intentionally, this document is not a declaration of Oxfam’s organizational policy positions. Rather it is a discussion paper and an exercise in ideation that envisages possibilities. It is the authors’ intention that the questions that may arise from this reflection can feed into a much larger discussion that we hope to have with our allies, partners and communities around the world.