Influencing the Post-2015 Framework -
GADN has promoted the need for a standalone goal on gender equality and mainstreaming throughout the framework through various forums and consultations. In January, we released the report, "Achieving Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the Post-2015 Framework". The Rt. Hon Justine Greening and the Prime Ministers’ Special Envoy on the High Level Panel have both confirmed their support for our proposals. The report, and our previous briefing paper, have been cited by a wide range of actors as an important contribution to the process.
Feminist Alternative to Development -
In early December, The Feminist Alternatives to Development project held a vibrant and engaging discussion bringing together around 65 researchers, feminist activists, gender and development advocates, programme staff and community workers, from the Global South and North.
The discussion was the first step in what it hopes will become a long-term project aimed at bridging the gap between current donor thinking and ways of developing policy and programmes on the one hand and feminist visions of transformative change on the other. It was focused around three questions:
- What kind of society do we want?
- What have we learned from existing work on alternative narratives and realities?
- How do we need to do things differently to achieve the kind of society we would like?
Keep checking the website in the coming months with further outputs from the discussion and next steps to take this work forward.