Solution – or part of the problem?

November 2019

Briefing: As more and more INGOs move into women’s rights work the need for deeper thought and self-reflection has become increasingly apparent. In this briefing two women’s rights organisations share their views about what they want, and don’t want, from INGOs. Written in partnership with AWID and FEMNET.

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Push No One Behind: how current economic policy exacerbates gender inequality

July 2019

Briefing: Aspirations to ‘leave no one behind’ cannot be met while women continue to be pushed behind by economic policies such as austerity. Governments must consider the myriad of alternative policies that put rights and equality first. Written with FEMNET.

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How social protection, public services and infrastructure impact women’s rights

January 2019

Briefing: 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.

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DFID's Economic Development Strategy

May 2018

GADN submission (Women's Economic Justice Working Group): 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. 

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Putting gender in political economy analysis: why it matters and how to do it

May 2018

Briefing: 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.

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The impact of economic reforms and austerity measures on women’s human rights

March 2018

GADN submission: To the 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).

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Guidance and resources on gender reviews, support to survivors of violence, sexual harassment and safeguarding

March 2018

This compilation of guidance and resources has been prepared by Elanor Jackson and Kanwal Ahluwalia  for GADN members who are trying to ensure that their organisations’ responses to sexual harassment revelations is transformative and based on a women’s rights perspective.

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Intersectionality: Reflections from the Gender & Development Network

November 2017

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. GADN attempts a summary of the discussion in order to assist our members and colleagues to better define the concept and how to use it.

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Macroeconomic policy and women's economic empowerment

September 2017

Discussion paper: The ability to advance women’s economic empowerment will be shaped by the overall economic environment, and macroeconomic policies. A collaboration with members of the UNSG’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Led by UN Women, with contributions from GADN, WIEGO, the ILO, the ITUC, Open Society Foundations and ActionAid.

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