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Establishment of Task Forces on Feminism, Diversity, and Disabilities

yes

84.08%

no

15.92%

1. Create a working group (of interested members) to develop a holistic feminist vision for DiEM25, a lens through which all of our policies and activity should be examined; (e.g. intersectionality, rejection of neo-liberal feminism etc).

A CC Task Force (TF), made up of at least three members, of which at least one must be an elected CC member, will lead and coordinate the work and activities of this field. They will be appointed by the CC, and will be free to onboard other volunteers to help them with their work. This TF will coordinate a members-based working group to revise existing and proposed internal and external documentation, propose topics where DiEM25’s position needs to be formulated or expressed, and will act as a point of contact within the movement to advise on matters related to feminism and gender empowerment of .

More specifically the Task Force will ensure:

  • The working group will work together with – and act as point of contact for advice and expertise to – EWs, NCs, DSCs, members and any other relevant working groups, in order to ensure a holistic, inclusive feminist approach applied throughout all of our activities and processes.

  • The formulation of a holistic vision: these must cover both the output which is shared externally (policies, electoral programmes etc.), but also our internal processes and the way we operate, at all levels

  • The broader revision of the Manifesto, based on language and wording used to make it more inclusive and welcoming to a broader number of people, from different backgrounds.
  • Regular calls will be held to coordinate/discuss priorities, and keep a unified approach.

2. Create a working group (of interested members) to bring minorities into DiEM25 (black, refugees, LGBTQIA+, and all other) and ensure the development of appropriate policies and activities; (e.g. intersectionality, fusing identity politics into a class narrative etc.).

Due to the low number of members who have shown interest in working in this area in the past, this Task Force will start as a sub-working group (or joint-TF) to the feminist task force, until it gathers enough momentum to operate separately, along the same lines as the Feminist Task Force, described above. Similarly, to the feminist task force, members for a task force should be selected by the CC, by approaching members already focusing or being active in this area, rather than recruited by an open call.

When the diversity TF is ready to start operating independently, we may need to revise and increase the number of CC or other lead coordinators, to accommodate the increased workload

The diversity working group will help produce guidance and content to the movement, in order to open up our reach to persons from (e.g. Emancipation of Disabled People, Disability Equality)

Due to the low number of members who have shown interest in working in this area in the past, this Task Force (TF) will be formed through an open call, with the final composition to be decided by the CC.

This TF will coordinate a members-based working group to revise existing and proposed internal and external documentation, propose topics where DiEM25’s position needs to be formulated or expressed, and will act as a point of contact within the movement to advise on matters related to disability inclusivity and empowerment.

More specifically the Task Force will ensure:

  • The working group will work together with – and act as point of contact for advice and expertise to – EWs, NCs, DSCs, members and any other relevant working groups, in order to ensure a holistic, disability inclusive approach applied throughout all of our activities and processes.

  • The formulation of a holistic vision: these must cover both the output which is shared externally (policies, electoral programmes etc.), but also our internal processes and the way we operate, at all levels

  • The broader revision of the Manifesto, based on language and wording used to make it more inclusive and welcoming to a broader number of people with disabilities both visible and invisible.

Do you agree that these Task Forces should be established with the wide-ranging mandates as described?

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