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Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), has grown from small seeds planted in Bangalore, India, in August 1984, on the eve of the international conferences marking the UN Decade for the Advancement of Women. At that time, a nucleus of committed women from a number of different countries came together to share their experiences with development strategies, policies, theories, and research. They questioned the impact of development on poor people, especially women, particularly in light of the global economic and political crises, and voiced a sense of urgency regarding the need to advocate alternative development processes that would give principal emphasis to the basic survival needs of the majority of the world’s people. Recognizing the commonality and power of the global economic and political processes that set the context for diverse national and regional experiences, and that often constrain the possibilities for alternative strategies and actions, the group brainstormed about what factors were hurting women and arrived at identification of regional crises as the peg on which to hang the analysis of women’s situations: Africa’s food crisis, Latin America’s debt, South Asia’s poverty, and the militarization of the Pacific Islands. With the emergence of a new framework, DAWN was born (Listen to Interview with Peggy Antrobus: A Glimpse at DAWN’s History).