GADN produces various publications through our Advisory Group, Working Groups and Secretariat.
Browse our publications below, or choosing a topic area from the tag cloud.
- decent work
- economic policy
- gender mainstreaming
- how to guide
- international development committee
- participation and influence
- public services
- race and ethnicity
- sexual harassment
- social norms
- social protection
- UN high-level panel on WEE
- unpaid care
- women peace and security
- women's economic empowerment
- women's economic justice
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been widely promoted to help countries finance SDG targets, despite growing evidence that challenges the capacity of PPPs to deliver gender equality and other social goals. Written in partnership with Eurodad and FEMNET.
Social protection, public services and infrastructure interact with women’s rights and gender equality. If Governments maximise spending in these areas in an integrated, gender-responsive way, it can be a powerful tool for gender equality. Written in partnership with FEMNET.
In this think piece, Kate Horstead, Age International, considers the impact of structural inequalities across the entire life course, suggesting that this is an important area that needs more research and analysis.
(GADN-FEMNET workshop report) Feminist advocates discussed how our work is contributing to longer-term goals—and whether it is truly transformative. Particularly, when it comes to macro-level economics.
A binding gender-just international accountability framework for Transnational Corporations (TNCs) is crucial. A collaboration between a wide range of organisations under the umbrella of the Feminists for a Binding Treaty coalition.
In early-2018, revelations of sexual abuse and violence among international aid and humanitarian agencies, prompted questions about how best to tackle cultures of exploitation in the sector. In this think piece, Zimbabwe-based feminist activist Nancy Kachingwe shares her thoughts.
Dinah Musindarwezo, Womankind Worldwide, outlines how public debt and its servicing are a particular problem for the African continent, undermining the ability of governments to meet their commitments on gender equality and the promotion of women’s rights.
GADN recommendations for how INGOs should respond to revelations of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. Based on the experiences and research of GADN members organisations.
Proposals to ensure that the safeguarding response was as robust as possible, following disclosures in early-2018 of sexual harassment and abuse by male staff in INGOs and their partner organisations - of women staff, and women and girls using INGO services.
GADN's Women's Economic Justice Working Group submission to the International Development Select Committee Inquiry on DFID's Economic Development Strategy. Commitments to women's economic empowerment are welcome, but structural barriers must be taken take into account if it is to deliver on its commitments.
Political economy analysis ignores one of the most pervasive systems of power in society – gender. A gendered political economy analysis examines how gender and other social inequalities shape people’s access to power and resources, and ensures that women’s perspectives inform the process, content and use of the analysis.
GADN submission to the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights on the links and the impact of economic reforms and austerity measures on women’s human rights. Ahead of the Independent Expert's thematic report to the UN General Assembly, 73rd session (2018).
This compilation of guidance and resources has been prepared by Elanor Jackson and Kanwal Ahluwalia for Gender & Development Network (GADN) members who are trying to ensure that their organisations’ responses to the current sexual harassment revelations is transformative and based on a women’s rights perspective.
Intersectionality is increasingly referred to among feminists but frequently undefined, leaving the term open to a variety of interpretations: what it means in practice and how to put it to use is still unclear to many. Here, the Gender & Development Network attempts a summary of the discussion in order to assist our members and colleagues to better define the concept and how to use it.
This discussion paper on macroeconomic policy and women's economic empowerment is the result of a collaboration initiated in consultation with several members of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Led by UN Women, the paper includes contributions from GADN, WIEGO, the ILO, the ITUC, Open Society Foundations and ActionAid.
The paper argues that the ability to advance women’s economic empowerment (WEE) will be shaped by the overall economic environment, and macroeconomic policies play a key role in this respect.
The Gender & Development Network was recently invited to comment on the way forward for the UK Department for International Development's (DFID) Strategic Vision for Women and Girls.
In consultation with our Advisory Group and the relevant Working Groups, we submitted these comments and recommendations.
Trade has the potential to advance gender equality and realise women’s rights by expanding decent work opportunities for women and contributing to sustainable and equitable economic development. However, in many cases this potential has not been fulfilled; trade, and the agreements that establish its rules, have impacted negatively on the lives of many women.
In this briefing, Making trade work for gender equality, we discuss these concerns and conclude with recommendations on how to develop trade agreements that promote gender equality.
On 28 February 2017, GADN, AWID and their allies formulated key steps for limiting the power of transnational corporations to infringe on women’s rights – and supporting economic justice for women everywhere.
Government economic policy shapes women’s lives, and could be a force for equality, yet too often this potential is not realised. In our new briefing, Stepping up, we argue that governments must play a central role in achieving women’s economic empowerment; that their priority should be to tackle the underlying barriers to economic empowerment, particularly those faced by marginalised women; and that it is in the area of economic policy that government action will have most transformative impact.
Unpaid care work, performed mostly by women around the world, is a key piece of the empowerment puzzle: it entrenches the subordination of women in society but, at the same time, it is indispensable for economic growth and human wellbeing. In Sharing the load,, a new GADN briefing as part of its Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Project, we outline key recommendations to governments around unpaid care work.
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.
This short briefing is our initial response to the Panel’s first report, Leave no one behind: a call to action on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, outlining its strengths as well as the areas where more work will be needed as we move forward to the Panel’s next report in March 2017.
This briefing argues that the achievement of women’s economic equality and empowerment (WEE) is pivotal to the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights, yet it has received inadequate attention to date. When WEE has been discussed, too often it is in relation to generating economic growth rather than gender equality and the fulfilment of women’s rights.
The GADN Working Group on Women's Economic Justice has made a submission to the Joint Committe on Human Rights' Inquiry into human rights and business.
The Gender & Development Network’s (GADN) Feminist Alternatives Project was created in response to our members’ desire to improve the effectiveness of their organisations in achieving gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights, and to understand better the alternatives that are promoted by feminists globally.
Around the world, the way women live and work is shaped by economic policies that dictate the kinds of employment, resources, benefits and decision-making power available to them. That said, we have yet to achieve an economic system that serves women’s needs, recognises their contributions and facilitates their empowerment in every aspect of life.
This new briefing, produced as part of our Gender Equality and Macroeconomics (GEM) project, argues that true empowerment begins with tackling the structural barriers that women face, and that this means turning our attention to macroeconomics and its impact on gender equality and women’s rights.
For more details on the GEM project click here.
The GADN VAWG and Humanitarian Working Groups have submitted written evidence for an inquiry conducted by the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict. This submission addresses the causes of sexual violence in conflict (SVC), prevention of SVC, the needs of survivors of SVC, women’s participation and accountability for SVC. The evidence also includes an overview section on the working groups' reflections on the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI).
The written evidence is available here.
The Gender and Development Network has responded to the IDC inquiry into the Sustainable Development Goals. You can read the complete response here.
As the UK co-hosts the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016, GADN is calling on the Government to ensure that the rights and needs of women and girls are prioritised in line Women, Peace and Security commitments and international humanitarian law.
The GADN Humanitarian Working Group has co-authored a position paper with Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) setting out ten recommendations to the UK Government.