Welcome to The Gender and Development Network (GADN)!
We are a diverse and effective network of leading UK-based NGO staff, practitioners, consultants & academics working on gender, development and women’s rights issues. Through the network, our members can share information and expertise, effectively lobby government and international bodies on gender and development issues, as well as providing expert advice and comment on policies and projects.
Our Mission is to relieve poverty and promote well being. GADN's 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 GADN's Members work in partnership with development and advocacy organisations throughout the world. As the national platform for Women In Development Europe (WIDE) in Brussels, we represent the UK gender and development sector at a European level. We also sit on the WIDE Steering Group and lead on the implementation of WIDE´s yearly plan of activities as well as the sound financial management of WIDE´s resources.