Our latest briefing, written in partnership with Eurodad and FEMNET, explores how public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been widely promoted to help countries finance meeting the SDGs, despite a growing body of evidence that challenges the capacity of PPPs to deliver gender equality and other social goals.Read More
Join our latest webinar to explore the critical role that well designed social protection can play in advancing gender equality and women’s rights – a priority theme at this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The event, organised with the Overseas Development Institute will be held on 19th February at 13.00 GMT, more information and details on how to register are available here.Read More
In our latest briefing, written in partnership with FEMNET, we look at the ways that social protection, public services and infrastructure interact with women’s rights and gender equality. We conclude that governments should maximise their available resources for spending in these three areas, which can be powerful tools for gender equality and women’s rights when implemented in an integrated gender-responsive and transformative way.Read More
Policy and programme interventions aimed at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment frequently focus on particular life stages or age groups of girls or women, without contextualising their specific and interlinked experiences and needs at different times of their lives, particularly during adolescence and in later life.
In this thinkpiece, Kate Horstead considers some of the impacts of structural inequalities across the entire life course, suggesting that this is an important area that needs more research and analysis.Read More
The Treasurer role includes maintaining oversight of the organisation’s financial affairs on behalf of the Board of Trustees, and providing guidance to the Board of Trustees, Secretariat and Advisory Group on financial stewardship of the organisation in line with the strategic aims. The Treasurer will have a demonstrable commitment to the vision, mission, aims and values of GADN, experience with budgets and financial systems, and an ability to think creatively and exercise judgement and integrity.Read More
This briefing is the outcome of collaboration among a wide range of organisations under the umbrella of the Feminists for a Binding Treaty coalition. It highlights the importance of a binding gender-just international accountability framework for Transnational Corporations (TNCs) as an agenda in its own right, and an integral part of a broader effort to achieve women’s economic empowerment.Read More
In recent months, scandals have erupted around revelations of sexual abuse and violence among international aid and humanitarian agencies, prompting questions about how best to tackle cultures of exploitation in the sector. In a small attempt to redress the glaring omission of Southern women’s voices in this debate, GADN has asked Zimbabwe-based feminist activist Nancy Kachingwe to share her thoughts in this thinkpiece.
We are excited to announce the launch of the Gender and Trade Coalition: A Feminist Alliance for Trade Justice, of which GADN is one of several initiators. This new coalition will advocate for more just and sustainable policy by working from the intersection of trade justice and women’s human rights. You can find out more about the coalition at www.gendertradecoalition.org.Read More
GADN is advertising for an Administration and Communications Intern (Volunteer) 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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More