Women’s Health West (WHW) has developed an audit tool to measure whether we conform to the feminist theories, practices and behaviours that guide our work.
Step 1: Define your feminism
Hold workshops to investigate whether staff have a shared understanding of what it is to be a ‘feminist organisation’. We defined feminism as,
a theoretical analysis of patriarchy, power and gendered structural inequities, as well as a political movement that raises awareness of, and works to challenge and change, structures and systems that oppress women – with the ultimate goal being a just and equitable society for all.
Review the literature on feminist understandings of theory, behaviour and practice. We focussed our review:
- At an organisational level
- In our work with clients and community
- As managers
- Within teams, and
- In relation to our individual responsibility for building a strong feminist culture at WHW