Developing a life course approach to women’s rights and gender equality

November 2018

In this think piece, Kate Horstead considers the impact of structural inequalities across the entire life course, suggesting that this is an important area that needs more research and analysis.

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VAWG and Humanitarian working groups provide evidence to Lords Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee

March 2016

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.

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VAWG and Post-2015 working groups call for removal of age caps in SDG indicators

January 2016

GADN’s working groups on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and the Post-2015 agenda have called for the removal of age caps in SDG indicators on violence against women.

Writing to Baroness Verma, Ministerial Champion for Tackling VAWG Overseas, the two GADN working groups emphasise the importance of ensuring women and men of all ages are adequately represented in measuring the goals and targets of the SDGs. 

Read the letter here.

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Private Sector Partnerships and Delivering on Combating VAWG

The Gender and Development Network’s (GADN) Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Working Group invites individual researchers and research consultants to support the delivery of a discrete research project to explore the relationship between DFID’s private sector approach and implementation of relevant VAWG commitments.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Wednesday 28th October 2015

Interviews: 10 & 11 November 2015

Duration of Contract: 18 November – 31 January 2016

Terms of reference available here.

Turning Promises into Progress - extract - Violence Against Women and Girls

Turning Promises into Progress - extract - Violence Against Women and Girls

February 2015

Turning Promises into Progress is a joint report with GAPS UK and the UK SRHR Network.  Over the last two decades there have been many new commitments and increasing political rhetoric on gender equality and the realisation of rights for women and girls, but limited real progress in achieving either. In our report, we conclude that this is, in part, because the underlying causes of gender equality have not been addressed and there was insufficient political will to make the changes needed on the ground.

This section of the report looks specifically at Violence Against Women and Girls. The full report is available to download here.

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Turning Promises into Progress: Gender equality and rights for women and girls - lessons learnt and actions needed

Turning Promises into Progress: Gender equality and rights for women and girls - lessons learnt and actions needed

February 2015

Over the last two decades there have been many new commitments and increasing political rhetoric on gender equality and the realisation of rights for women and girls, but limited real progress in achieving either.  In our report, Turning Promises to Progress, we conclude that this is, in part, because the underlying causes of gender equality have not been addressed and there was insufficient political will to make the changes needed on the ground.  Detailed recommendations for concrete action to turn rhetoric into change are outlined throughout the report.

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UNGA Review Event on the Call to Action on Violence against Women and Girls in Emergencies

September 2014

This briefing discusses how all donors and humanitarian actors participating in the Call to Action can take further steps to translate high level commitments to change on the ground, with the ultimate goal of improving the life, safety, dignity and resilience of women, girls and GBV survivors in current emergencies, including survivors of harmful practices like such as early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

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A Theory of Change for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

A Theory of Change for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

November 2012

Published by ActionAid, DFID and GADN.

The Theory of Change draws on the experience of a range of actors delivering programmes and services addressing
violence against women and girls, including donor agencies, women human rights defenders, women’s rights organisations and other civil society organisations.

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