NGOs and Non-State Actors - Coggle Diagram
NGOs and Non-State Actors
Noeliberation fosters feminist NGOs have two levels:
The withdrawal of state and public resources from welfare sectors creates a gap that NGOs seek to fill, which takes on public roles from private positions
Spaces of state withdrawal have been sites that already have women's paid and unpaid labor and feminist struggles for resources and services
NGOs are well established in development regimes and programs of social welfare.
These regimes and programs are not going away anytime soon. Neoliberal articulations of productivity, entrepreneurship and empowerment aren't going away either.
Is an NGO radical in its agenda organization?
NGO can mimin bureaucratic state form and they can be easily embraced by donors and states
International state or corporate donors switched the way they channeled their funds and now channel them through NGOs.
Bureaucratic accounting, reporting and administrative requirements
NGOs are often bureaucratized within the frameworks of development and empowerment that are promoted by states and international bodies. Many NGOs are working to address these problems to maintain stronger and closer ties to more progressive and movement agendas.
The assumption that NGOs are less hierarchical, more democratic, more strongly devoted to welfare and to serving subordinate or minority population and NGOs being more cost-effective has led to the rise of NGOs
It has become more clear that feminist research does not support the claims that have been made about NGOs being more productive, effective, and closer to grassroots movements than are states.
NGOs are now a well-established element of the political landscape that itself is shaping the conditions of feminist struggles.
NGOs came to attention and to the forefront of feminist activism starting with preparations leading up to the World Conference on Women in Beijing
The NGO forums at these conferences led not only to the treaties and Agreements (such as the
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
against Women or the UN Millennium Development Goals), but also led to the hope and the possibility that their goals would be carried out by the work of small organizations, so-called grassroots activists, and local feminist and women’s movements, often with the help and support of transnational organizations.
Everyday politics can be local, national and federal simultaneously
The fall of the Berlin Wall that signaled the end of the Socialist in Europe was followed by the emergence of new female capitalist subjects, consumers and entrepreneurs.
Social movements and new emerging political projects mean that new NGOs may be created and old ones may have to alter their existing practices.
What happens to the NGO project and women's responses to it must be analyzed in relation to the specific context, culture and historical moment.
Although foreign donors and intervention agencies tended to label any independent group as an NGO and every group of women a women's NGO, everyday understandings of community engagement, organized groups, donors, and gender underpinned a more complex set of cateogries used to decrive what groups called Women's NGOs were doing