INGO programmes and gender mainstreaming

A gender mainstreaming approach to international development ensures that women’s specific needs, interests and views are taken into account. Actively contributing to overcoming the gender injustice that fuels poverty and undermines sustainable development.

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GADN Coordinator
UK Government and politics

GADN provides the Government with technical advice on how to best achieve gender equality. While challenging the Government to broaden its commitment to achieving gender equality and change its approach where needed.

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GADN Coordinator
Women's economic justice

Being able to generate a regular and independent source of income has a big impact on a woman’s ability to make decisions and have control over her life. Yet too often, women are denied the opportunity to earn a decent living.

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GADN Coordinator
Humanitarian

During conflict or humanitarian emergencies, human rights abuses are more likely – and women and girls are most at risk. The humanitarian system is male-dominated and power is concentrated in institutions and agencies in the global north.

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GADN Coordinator
Girls’ education

Girls and young women are less likely to finish school than boys and young men. Without education, girls are less likely to have control over their own income and more likely to face early and forced marriage and intimate partner violence.

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GADN Coordinator
Disability

In the global south, women constitute three quarters of people with disabilities. Discrimination, rooted in unequal power relations, result in women and girls with disabilities being among the most left behind in society.

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Environment

Achieving gender equality would be good for the environment. Women tend to have smaller ecological footprints than men and engage in more sustainable behaviours. Yet there is limited recognition of what women can contribute to environmental protection.

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GADN Coordinator
Intersectionality

Intersectionality refers to the way in which multiple forms of discrimination – based on gender, race, sexuality, disability and class, etc. – overlap and interact with one another to shape how different people and groups experience discrimination.

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GADN Coordinator