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Thursday, April 14, 2022 3pm

Cason Room (T-102)
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Speaker: Dr. Sarah Tuckey, Senior Policy Advisor, Gender Justice, Oxfam America

Over the past several years, Oxfam has seen striking transformation to the conversations around feminist and anti-racist policy, both externally and internally. Dr. Tuckey leads us through a timeline of change for Oxfam, beginning with the call for a feminist foreign policy in the US alongside the development of a feminist strategic plan at Oxfam, to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise of the BLM movement in 2020 and its effect on Oxfam’s internal anti-racist and feminist journey, to the collective action by the gender policy community in Washington, DC against the Trump Administration and in support of the Biden Administration to ensure gender equality in foreign policy remains intact, and better yet, transformational. To every external pressure, Oxfam has responded: this talk addresses where Oxfam stands in its feminist and anti-racist journey, and points to where it still needs to go to respond to the current social moment.

This talk is part of the Gender in International Development Practitioner Lecture Series co-sponsored with Harvard Kennedy School's Evidence for Policy Design. In this lecture series we hear directly from practitioners, including those working on gender in the areas of building programs, law, advocacy, or institutional change. Speakers will share their insights about recent trends in the field, as well as challenges and successes in bringing a feminist lens to the work of international development.

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Dr. Sarah Tuckey joined Oxfam in 2018 and is the Senior Policy Advisor, Gender Justice, for Oxfam’s Gender Justice and Inclusion Hub. Dr. Tuckey’s work includes conducting gender-based analyses of policy issues Oxfam works on, such as migration, climate change and economic inequality, and leads the organization’s policy work on gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health rights, and feminist foreign policy. With an academic and policy background in Women, Peace and Security and critical feminist security studies, she co-chairs the Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition, and supports Oxfam’s research team through guiding postdoctoral research on international gender policy gaps. She is based in Washington, DC.

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