News and Views

Notices from the Gender and Development Network (GAD)

GADN is a diverse, effective and inclusive membership network made up of leading UK-based non-governmental organisations’ (NGO) staff, practitioners, consultants and academics working on gender, development and women’s rights issues. Please see below there most recent notices:

  1. Petition: A feminist agenda for Antonio Guterres, the new UN Secretary General.

The UN Feminist Network is planning to send a feminist agenda to the UN Secretary General’s transition team. To date they have almost 800 signatures but it would be fantastic to reach 1000 before handing in the agenda. To sign the petition please click here.

  1. Seminar Series: UCL Institute of  Education – Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series

The UCL Institute of Education are running a seminar serious exploring the issues of gender, feminism and sexuality comprising of two seminars. The first one will be hosted by Goldsmiths University on Tuesday 15th November, 1 – 2.15pm with a focus on research on girls and physical activity.  For more information please click here.

  1. Consultancy: Gender Situation Analysis: Indonesia and India – Girl Effect

Girl Effect build mass media brands, with mobile interactivity that engage girls and key influencers in their lives to effect changes in social norms. They will be launching operations in Indonesia and India in 2017. In order to inform the country strategies, including setting country change objectives for their products, Girl Effect is commissioning a gender analysis of the country landscape for India and Indonesia.

For more information please click here. To apply email with “Indonesia and India Gender Analysis” in the subject line of the e-mail by 22nd November. Proposals may be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  1. Job: International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Adolescent Girls Program Specialist.

IRC have a position for an Adolescent Girls Program Specialist. The role is based in New York and candidates must have a MA in public health, social work, child development, education or other related field as well as direct experience of working on programmes with adolescent girls. For more information and to apply for this position please click here.

  1. Job: International Rescue Committee (IRC) – WPE Adolescent Girls Emergency Specialist.

IRC have a position for an Adolescent Girls Emergency Specialist in their Women’s Protection and Empowerment unit. This exciting role is based in Nigeria, candidates must have gender based violence programme and management experience as well as experience in empowering adolescent girls. For more information and to apply for this position please click here.

  1. Job: International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Technical Advisor, Gender Health Unit.

IRC have a position for a Technical Advisor in their Gender and Health Unit. This interesting advisory role is based in New York and candidates should have experience in gender equal project design, proposal development, and fundraising as well as Master of Public Health or equivalent. To find out more about this role and how to apply please visit here.

  1. Job: International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Economic Wellbeing Coordinator.

IRC have a position for an Economic Wellbeing Coordinator in their Economic Recovery and Development unit. This role is based in Mali and candidates should have experience with proposal development, project monitoring and reporting as well as international work experience and experience of working in a multi-cultural environment. To find out more about this role and how to apply please visit here.

  1. Job: Oxfam – Programme Advisor, Inequality

Oxfam have an exciting opportunity for a Programme Advisor to help deliver Oxfam’s ambitious strategy to tackle extreme inequality globally. The two year fixed term role will be based in either Oxford or Zambia. For more information about this role and how to apply please visit here.

  1. Job: Women for Women International- Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) Network Director (Maternity Cover) 

Women for Women International are looking for a Gender Action for Peace and Security Network Director to coordinate facilitate and develop GAPS network and its members in their joint GAPS activities and initiatives. To find out more about this role please visit here. To apply for this role send your CV and cover letter to by 5pm on Monday 14th November.

  1. Opportunity: GADN Trustee

GADN is recruiting for a Trustee to join our Board. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to be involved in the governance and future direction of our dynamic network. We are particularly interested in finding a new Board member who is based within an international non-governmental organisation and/or who has knowledge and current experience of promoting gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. For more information please see here. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 15th November at 5pm.

  1. Resource: ‘Brave Creative Resilient: The global State of Young Feminist Organising’ byFRIDA

The Young Feminist Fund & Association for Women’s Rights in Development’s Young Feminist Activism Program (FRIDA) have produced a new report. It provides a ‘snapshot’ of who young feminist organisations are, the issues and strategies they work on, and the financial and political realities that shape their work. The full report can be found here.

  1. Resource: ‘Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls in the UK: Meeting the challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ by The British Council.

The British Council have released a report which explores gender equality in the UK from the perspective of the UN’s SDGs. It focuses on gaps and priorities for further action in five key areas: participation, power and leadership; education; economy; justice and violence against women and girls and culture (including arts, sports and technology). To read the full report please visit here.


13. Resource: DFID VAWG Helpdesk Evidence Digest, November 2016 edition.

The VAWG Helpdesk is pleased to invite you to take a few minutes to read the tenth edition (November 2016) of the DFID VAWG Helpdesk Evidence Digest; a quarterly newsletter reviewing the latest research and evidence, policy and news on violence against women and girls.

  1. Briefing: Gender-Just Macroeconomics; Engaging the World Bank and IMF.

The Bretton Woods Project has published its latest briefing, Gender-Just Macroeconomics; Engaging the World Bank and IMF. As part of the Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project, the booklet is a civil society guide to why macroeconomics is important for gender equality, how the IMF and World Bank shape global macroeconomic policy, and most importantly how civil society can engage with these powerful institutions for gender-justice. We hope you can share the booklet with your civil society networks interested in learning about these issues.

  1. Event: Three years too many: how the conflict has affected women and girls in South Sudan – 22nd November 2016, 15:30-17:00.

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan has had a severe impact on the lives of women and girls in the world’s youngest country, particularly since fighting resurged in December 2013. This parliamentary event organised by GAPS will identify recommendations and concrete actions for the UK Government for the women and girls in South Sudan. To reserve a place for this event please email and for more details about the event please see the attachment to this email.

  1. Event: Central America Women’s Network(CAWN) 25th anniversary – 25th November 2016, 3:30pm-9pm

CAWN are celebrating their 25th anniversary and are inviting you to celebrate with them. The event will comprise of a presentation their final report “Reflections on the road travelled by CAWN: 25 years of solidarity and women’s rights”  as well as a panel discussion exploring issues such as the situation of Latin American migrants and the challenges faced by feminist movements. From 6:30pm the evening will continue with Latin American themed with music food and poetry. If you would like to find out more about the event please click here. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to to reserve your place by 21st November.

  1. Event: Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA) – Annual General Meeting- London 25thNovember 2016, 6pm–8pm 

LAWA would like to invite you to their annual general meeting on November 25th They will be reflecting on the importance of preventing violence against women and girls from Latin American, black and minority ethnic (BME) background, through sharing their own experiences of empowerment. In this meeting they will be also be introducing the exciting Changemakers project. To find out more about the event please click here. To RSVP to the event email


  1. CSW61: GADN Timetable for registering for events.

CSW61 will be happening in March 2017 on the topic of ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’. GADN have put together a timetable for GADN members of when to register for the different events happening at and around CSW. We hope it will be useful for you – please find it in attachment, and contact Marion ( if you have any queries.


If you have any Plany updates to working group meeting dates and any information you would like included in the next notices from the GAD please send to