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CGHR Practitioner Series: Selma James, Global Women's Strike

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Selma James is the founder of Global Women’s Strike, whose manifesto to ‘invest in caring not killing’ is the basis for an international grassroots movement to reduce investment in military budgets and organise payment for all forms of care work. Selma is also the author of several influential books, including The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community.

For those hoping to pursue a career in the ‘Third Sector’, especially amidst a broad range of organisations and agencies whose mandates can be loosely collected under the umbrella headings of ‘Human Rights and Social Justice’, ‘Conflict and Security’ or ‘Development and Humanitarian Aid,’ the terrain can be difficult to navigate. A sound academic training, the kind provided by Cambridge University, is important but certainly not enough to prepare students for the transition into working in this sector. Through a mixture of substantive discussion, personal reflection and practical advice, the CGHR Practitioner Series brings together high‐level experts working in these fields and creates a forum in which students and researchers can listen and ask questions about what this work actually involves, seek out reflections from experience on the dilemmas and challenges faced, and probe the skill set and experience needed to forge a career in these fields.

For more information on Global Women’s Strike: http://globalwomenstrike.net/

More about the CGHR Practitioner series: http://www.cghr.polis.cam.ac.uk/events/practitioner_series

This talk is part of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights Events series.

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