Who we are
GADN is a diverse, effective and inclusive membership network made up of leading UK-based non-governmental organisations’ (NGO) staff, practitioners, consultants and academics working on gender, development and women’s rights issues. GADN enables members to share information and expertise, effectively lobby government and international bodies on gender and development issues and provide expert advice and comment on policies and projects. Our members work in partnership with development and advocacy organisations throughout the world.
A list of our organisational members is available here.
Vision, Mission and Aims
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 role is to promote gender equality and the rights of women and girls by building alliances and using our influence strategically within the UK and internationally. To do this we:
· Support our members in their programming, advocacy and gender mainstreaming work
· Identify and pursue opportunities to influence policy- and decision-makers and shape debates
· Share learning, evidence and analysis amongst our members, allies and target audiences
· Propose solutions and feminist development alternatives
· Work collaboratively as part of a growing global feminist movement
The following strategic aims will guide the network’s work for 2017-2020:
- To support and increase the capacity of members to deliver effectively on gender equality and the rights of women and girls in international development
- To increase commitment to women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality, and develop a better understanding of best practice and alternative policy proposals, across the UK international development sector
- To strengthen UK Government commitment, policy and practice towards achieving women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality in its international work
- To strategically influence international development processes and debates that shape the discourse around gender equality and women’s rights where we have expertise and leverage
- To build a progressive and effective network that is part of a global feminist movement
Learn about our plans for 2018-19 and the highlights of our year 2017-18 here.
Procedures and internal policies
Here you can find a collection of our procedures and internal policy documents:
- GADN 2017-20 Strategy
- GADN Articles of Association
- GADN Handbook - May 2018
- GADN Style Guide
- GADN Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework
- Members' Evaluation 2016