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The Everyday Feminist: The Key to Sustainable Social Impact - Driving Movements We Need Now

May 24, 2023 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

Please join the CSIS Economics Program and the Project for Prosperity and Development for an event with Global Fund for Women’s President Latanya Mapp Frett on her new book “The Everyday Feminist: The Key to Sustainable Social Impact–Driving Movements We Need Now.” 

Credit: Latanya Mapp Frett

We are seeing a wave of women’s rights rollbacks – from the repeal of Roe v Wade in the US to systematic rights violations in Afghanistan. At the same time grassroots feminists are loudly standing up like never before, joining the protests in Iran or saying “me too.” worldwide.  Research shows these grassroots feminist activists and movements are the most effective levers against rising gender inequality as well as other social issues—but they and their work are often overlooked.

CSIS deputy director and senior fellow, Erin Murphy, will be joined by Latanya Mapp Frett to discuss her new book and the role of feminists and feminism in global movements for change in development, democracy, and critical social issues.

Latanya Mapp Frett [she/her/hers] is President and CEO of Global Fund for Women and serves on the Board of Directors for Global Fund for Women and Global Fund for Women UK, as well as Oxfam, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Global Fund for Women offers flexible feminist funding and support to create meaningful change that will last beyond our lifetimes. Since its founding, Global Fund for Women has supported over 5,000 grassroots organizations in 175 countries. Latanya was an Executive Director of the Emmy-nominated Fundamental Film series from Global Fund for Women. Latanya Mapp Frett teaches at Columbia University and sits on several commissions and advisory boards.  She started her career interning with the NAACP and served as a delegate to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and continues to fight for the human rights of women.

Erin Murphy is a deputy director and senior fellow for the Economics Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She has spent her career in several public and private sector roles, including as an analyst on Asian political and foreign policy issues at the Central Intelligence Agency, director for the Indo-Pacific at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, founder and principal of her boutique advisory firm focused on Myanmar, and an English teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program in Saga, Japan. Murphy received her master’s degree in Japan studies and international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and her bachelor’s degree in international relations and Spanish from Tufts University. She was also a 2017–2018 Hitachi international affairs fellow in Japan with the Council on Foreign Relations. Murphy is also the author of Burmese Haze: US Policy and Myanmar's Opening-and Closing (Association for Asian Studies, 2022).

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.