Our vision is of a world where social justice and gender equality prevail and where all women and girls are able to realise their rights free from discrimination.

Our role is to promote gender equality and the rights of women and girls by building alliances and using our influence strategically within the UK and internationally.

To do this we:

  • Support our members in their programming, advocacy and gender mainstreaming work.

  • Identify and pursue opportunities to influence policy- and decision-makers and shape debates.

  • Share learning, evidence and analysis amongst our members, allies and target audiences.

  • Propose solutions and feminist development alternatives.

  • Work collaboratively as part of a growing global feminist movement.


“I am very impressed by how much GADN has grown both in terms of its membership and its influence. It has helped me keep me up-to-date on the key issues affecting the rights of women and girls in development.”

- Marilyn Thompson, consultant and founder member of GADN

📷 Jennifer Aggrey-Fynn (second from right), National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers discuss workers rights with GADN members (March 2019)