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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