DFID’s Strategic Vision for Girls and Women: A move in the right direction?

May 2012

The changes that have taken place in DFID’s approach to gender equality since 2010 represent a major shift in analysis; one which many gender experts fear represents a step backwards, rather than forwards, for women’s empowerment. In this briefing, we look briefly at the historical context for these changes, at DFID’s current approach, at the views of members of GADN on this shift in strategy, and at new developments since the introduction of the Strategic Vision.