DFID's Economic Development Strategy: GADN Submission

May 2018

GADN's Women's Economic Justice working group recently made a submission to the International Development Select Committee Inquiry on DFID's Economic Development Strategy.

The group welcomes the Strategy's commitments to women's economic empowerment and to leaving no-one behind, but the submission highlights structural barriers which the Strategy must take into account if it is to deliver on its commitments. 

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CSW61 Factsheet: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

January 2017

Ahead of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), the Gender & Development Network has developed a factsheet which provides an overview of the structural economic barriers to women’s economic empowerment. For each of these areas, the factsheet makes recommendations to governments.

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Increasing Gains for Women, Not Just the Economy: The UK Gender and Development Network Submission to the World Bank Gender Strategy Consultation

October 2015

In the most recent edition of Wide+ newsletter, Daphne Jayasinghe discusses the GADN submission to the World Bank Gender Strategy consultation. Whilst welcoming the proposed strategy by the World Bank Group the UK Gender and Development Network’s submission challenges the WBG to go further in its ambition and address deep structural inequalities and gender discrimination. 

Read the full article here.
 

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Women's Economic Justice Group's submission to the review of the UK National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

July 2015

The paper highlights the gender-specific impacts of business on women's human rights which frequently tend to be overlooked, and makes a case for strengthening policy coherence between the UK government's commitments on women’s rights, the business and human rights agenda, and its rapidly expanding focus on promoting the role of the private sector in development.

Download either a summary or the full-length submission.

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Turning Promises into Progress - extract - Unpaid Care

February 2015

Turning Promises into Progress is a joint report with GAPS UK and the UK SRHR Network.  Over the last two decades there have been many new commitments and increasing political rhetoric on gender equality and the realisation of rights for women and girls, but limited real progress in achieving either. In our report, we conclude that this is, in part, because the underlying causes of gender equality have not been addressed and there was insufficient political will to make the changes needed on the ground.

This section of the report looks specifically at Unpaid Care. The full report is available to download here.

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Turning Promises into Progress - extract - Womens' Economic Empowerment and Equality

February 2015

Turning Promises into Progress is a joint report with GAPS UK and the UK SRHR Network.  Over the last two decades there have been many new commitments and increasing political rhetoric on gender equality and the realisation of rights for women and girls, but limited real progress in achieving either. In our report, we conclude that this is, in part, because the underlying causes of gender equality have not been addressed and there was insufficient political will to make the changes needed on the ground.

This section of the report looks specifically at Women's Economic Empowerment and Equality. The full report is available to download here.

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