GADN is recruiting a new Trustee

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.

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Why SheTrades misses the mark on transforming trade for women

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.

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The impact of economic reforms and austerity measures on women’s human rights: GADN Submission

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).

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Vacancy: Admin and Communications Intern

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.

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Trade and gender equality: outcomes from a joint webinar

Trade and gender equality: outcomes from a joint webinar

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!

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New GADN discussion paper on intersectionality released

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.

You can download the thinkpiece here.

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Vacancy: Network Coordinator

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.

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GADN releases two new briefings on gender equality and macroeconomics: Stepping Up and Sharing the Load

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.

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Open Letter to the High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment

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. 

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