Thinkpiece: It has become increasingly important to think about development through the lens of intersectionality. This Thinkpiece shows how postcolonial theory also has much to offer, exploring how both intersectionality and postcolonial feminism can expand our understanding of gender, race and capitalism. Written by Sara Salem.
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.
GADN has had another successful year promoting gender equality and women’s rights globally. We have influenced UK and international decision makers to improve the impact of their work, and supported our members to continue improving their policy and practice.
Briefing: 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.
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.
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.
The meeting aims to provide GADN members with key updates and information in the lead up to Beijing+25 and beyond – both globally and from the UK government. It will also be an opportunity to hear about the preparations being made by other women’s rights networks from across the global south.
📷 Amanda Mukwashi, CEO of Christian Aid, at GADN meeting on intersectionality (April 2019)