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Transnational Feminist Networks

A transnational feminist network (TFN) brings together women from three or more countries around a specific set of grievances and goals, such as women's human rights, health, or economic justice. As fluid and nonhierarchical structures that span local and global spaces, such networks are connected to globalization processes and engage extensively in cyberactivism. Four types of contemporary TFNs are discussed: those that target the neoliberal economic policy agenda; those that focus on the danger of fundamentalisms and insist on women's human rights, especially in the Muslim world; women's peace groups that target conflict, war, and empire; and networks engaging in feminist humanitarianism and international solidarity.

Globalization is a multidimensional process entailing economic, political, cultural, and geographic aspects, in which the mobility of capital, peoples, discourses, ...

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