the Gender and Development Network
GADN is a diverse, effective and inclusive membership network made up of leading UK-based non-governmental organisations’ (NGO) staff, practitioners, consultants and academics working on gender, development and women’s rights issues.
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The Gender and Development Network (GADN) has developed a menu of recommendations on the way in which INGOs should respond to the recent revelations on sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, based on the experiences and research of our members’ organisations on this topic.
At this critical time for the international development sector, GADN is recruiting a new member of its Board of Trustees. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to be involved in the governance and future direction of our dynamic network. You can find the application pack here. Deadline for applications is 28 June, with interviews to be held in central London on 12 July 2018.
Following last month's launch of SheTrades Commonwealth, a new initiative designed to 'break down gender barriers in international trade', GADN policy officer Marion Sharples wrote a response to the announcement in Devex.
While the initiative is no doubt well-intended, it assumes that what women need is greater access to trade. In reality, women's lives are already affected in myriad ways by international trade - and for the majority of women, these experiences are negative.
GADN's Women's Economic Justice working group recently made a submission to the International Development Select Committee Inquiry on DFID's Economic Development Strategy.
GADN's Women's Participation and Leadership working group has released a Guidance Note to help practitioners to integrate an understanding of gender and its social, economic and political effects into each stage of a political economy analysis.
GADN recently made a submission to the United Nations Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights on the links and the impact of economic reforms and austerity measures on women’s human rights. This is ahead of the Independent Expert's next thematic report to the UN General Assembly, 73rd session (2018).
GADN is advertising for an Admin and Communications Intern to support the work of the Secretariat. We are a highly respected network with over 150 members and an excellent track record of influencing government and supporting our members in their work to achieve gender equality and women’s rights internationally.
For more information please visit our Vacancies page.
On 13 December 2017, the Gender & Development Network and Oxfam came together with experts working on women’s rights, development economics, climate justice and globalisation, to discuss the current impacts of trade on women, and propose ways in which trade policy and agreements must change in order to ensure that they support, instead of threaten, gender equality and women’s rights. Read the outcomes from the webinar here!
Intersectionality is increasingly referred to among feminists but frequently undefined, leaving the term open to a variety of interpretations: what it means in practice and how to put it to use is still unclear to many. Here, the Gender & Development Network attempts a summary of the discussion in order to assist our members and colleagues to better define the concept and how to use it.
GADN is looking for someone who is organised, highly motivated, and committed to promoting women’s rights to join our team. We are a highly respected network with over 150 members and an excellent track record of influencing government and supporting our members in their work to achieve gender equality and women’s rights internationally.
The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 4th December.
For more information please visit our Vacancies page.
Today, GADN releases a new briefing, Making trade work for gender equality.
The briefing discusses concerns around the impact of the current global trade regime on gender equality and concludes with recommendations on how to develop trade agreements that promote gender equality.
On 28 February 2017, GADN, AWID and their allies formulated key steps for limiting the power of transnational corporations to infringe on women’s rights – and supporting economic justice for women everywhere.
The Gender & Development Network has been calling on governments to take action to promote women's economic empowerment, both in the context of the High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment and the forthcoming Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).
Within this framework, we have released two new briefings on this topic.
Ahead of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), the Gender & Development Network has developed a factsheet which provides an overview of the structural economic barriers to women’s economic empowerment. For each of these areas, the factsheet makes recommendations to governments.
The Gender and Development Network has written an open letter to the Co-Chairs of the High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment, calling for a greater focus on 'enabling macro-economic environments' as means to further the report's current crucial insights.
The Gender and Development Network (GADN) is recruiting for a Trustee to join our Board. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to be involved in the governance and future direction of our dynamic network. We are particularly interested in finding a new Board member who is based within an international non-governmental organisation and/or who has knowledge and current experience of promoting gender equality and women's and girls' rights.
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