In March 2014 GADN co-hosted the event 'Transform her Future' which saw the Rt. Hon Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, deliver a keynote speech to mark International Women's Day. The full speech is available to read here.
The speech reaffirmed DfID's commitment to ending violence against women and girls and to tackling the discriminatory social norms that cause gender inequality. The inclusion of a standalone goal on gender equality in the post-2015 framework was also highlighted as priority for the department, as was working to end the harmful practices of early and forced marriage and FGM. Rachel Carter, GADN Chair, welcomed this and highlighted the need to transform the norms and values which enable violence against women and girls.
Other speakers included Tanya Barron, Plan UK, Dr Nawal Ba Abbad, White Ribbon Alliance, Yemen, Anita Prem, Freedom Charity, and Muna Hassan, anti-FGM campaigner.