GADN Strategy 2014-17

The Gender and Development Network (GADN) has recently carried out a strategic review to evaluate the implementation of our strategy for 2011-14 and to feed into our new strategy for 2014-17, which was approved by our Board of Trustees in April.

The GADN Strategy 2014-17 has been designed to continue with the successful areas of our work and address the issues raised by the strategic review. We are looking forward to working with GADN members on all of the opportunities we have in the next three years to raise gender equality and women’s rights in the development agenda and supporting members to share experiences and undertake effective work.

GADN Strategy 2014-17

Our vision is of a world where social justice and gender equality prevail and where all women and girls are able to realise their rights, free from discrimination.

Our mission is to relieve poverty and promote well being by ensuring that international development policy and practice promotes gender equality and women and girls’ rights. Our role is to improve the impact that UK development and donor organisations have on the lives of women and girls in developing countries, by ensuring that their international development work promotes gender equality and women and girls’ rights.

The following strategic aims will guide the network’s work for 2014-2017. Each aim has equal importance.

  • To support and increase the capacity of members to deliver effectively on gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights in development
  • To deepen the understanding of, and commitment to, women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality throughout the UK international development sector.
  • To strengthen the UK Government’s commitment, policy and practice on women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality in its international work
  • To promote alternatives to current international development agendas
  • To maintain a strong, effective and inclusive network  in order to achieve our mission and objectives