Towards feminist advocacy on macro-level economics: Report of a GADN-FEMNET workshop

September 2018

As in all advocacy work, there is a danger that we, as women’s rights advocates, might focus too narrowly on our immediate objectives, losing sight of how they support our vision for a more just society. When it comes to macro-level economics, that risk is especially great given the distance between where we want to be and where we are now, and the way that we have to shape and constrain our language and arguments to be heard by the mainstream.

In that spirit, GADN and FEMNET created a space, in July 2018, where feminist advocates, primarily from the global North, could step back and consider how our work is contributing to longer-term goals—and whether it is truly transformative. Read the workshop report.

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Safeguarding and Beyond: Report of a GADN workshop, March 2018

April 2018

In March 2018, the Gender & Development Network organised a workshop as a space for GADN members to begin to make sense of the recent disclosues of sexual harassment and abuse by male staff in INGOs and their partner organisations, of women staff, and of the women and girls using services provided by INGOs. The workshop was intended as a starting point to collate a set of proposals in order to ensure the safeguarding response to the current sexual harassment disclosures is as robust as it can be.

The report of the workshop is available here.

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Turning Promises into Progress: Gender equality and rights for women and girls - lessons learnt and actions needed

Turning Promises into Progress: Gender equality and rights for women and girls - lessons learnt and actions needed

February 2015

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, Turning Promises to Progress, 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.  Detailed recommendations for concrete action to turn rhetoric into change are outlined throughout the report.

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Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Post-2015 Framework

Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Post-2015 Framework

January 2013

This report argues that to achieve real and sustainable change, the post-2015 framework must tackle the underlying causes of gender inequality and promote women’s empowerment. The most effective way to achieve gender equality is through a ‘twin track’ approach, combining a standalone goal with mainstreaming throughout the framework. Targets across the framework must be transformative so that they reflect a lasting change in the power and choices women have over their own lives and tackle the root causes of inequality.

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A Theory of Change for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

A Theory of Change for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

November 2012

Published by ActionAid, DFID and GADN.

The Theory of Change draws on the experience of a range of actors delivering programmes and services addressing
violence against women and girls, including donor agencies, women human rights defenders, women’s rights organisations and other civil society organisations.

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