Subject: GAD Network - April Newsletter

The Gender and Development Network (GADN) is a diverse membership network of leading practitioners, academics and consultants working on gender and development issues in the UK. GADN has been active in advocacy and awareness-raising on gender and development issues since its founding in 1985.

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Welcome to our April newsletter!

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The GADN Team
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Oxfam - Women and the 1%: How extreme economic inequality and gender inequality must be tackled together
This new paper sets out why efforts to tackle economic and gender inequality must go hand in hand. Drawing on research from around the world and the experiences of women in developing countries, it presents recommendations for governments and corporations to address the obstacles to full economic equality women still face.

Gender, Age and Migration: An extended briefing
In many parts of the world, migration has replaced fertility and mortality as the leading agent of demographic change. This briefing focuses on gender and age, offering an insight into who migrates and who doesn’t, reasons for migrating, experiences of the migration process and what life is like for different groups of migrants and refugees when, and if, they reach their destinations. It concludes with a set of recommendations for more gender and age sensitive policy making.

Key Issues Guide: Social protection and the empowerment of girls and women This new resource guide brings together key reading for governments, development partners, civil society organisations and researchers to consider in designing, financing and implementing social protection programmes that can support girls' and women’s empowerment.

This new ODI briefing paper argues that the gender and adaptive development communities have something to offer each other and that collaboration can be mutually strategic. These communities begin with a shared understanding of development as being as much about power and politics as economics, and have a shared experience of trying to break down an organisational ghetto.
Women protest in Poland in defence of their reproductive rights. Photo credit: Reuters/Lukasz Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta
Job: Coordinator, GADN (Maternity Cover). The Gender and Development Network (GADN) is looking for a highly motivated and organised person to join our team in the role of Coordinator (Maternity Cover) to start in June. The Coordinator acts as the hub of the network, coordinating and supporting the various activities of our Board, Advisory Group, Working Groups and members. They also manage the financial and administrative systems and contribute to our external communications. Details will be posted on the vacancies page of the GADN website soon.
Consultancy: Womankind Worldwide - Women's Economic Rights.  Womankind is looking to scope out opportunities to add value to current debates around women’s economic rights in manner that promotes transformational change and positions them as an organisation with a clear feminist voice. All info here, send proposal to by 20 April.
Job: Oxfam - Gender and Violence against Women Advisor. Oxfam is seeking an advisor to provide strategic leadership to Oxfam GB's work on VAWG and to contribute to the Gender Justice Team’s objectives. All info here, apply by 21 April

Job: Oxfam - Gender and Fragility/Conflict Advisor. Oxfam is seeking an advisor to provide strategic leadership to Oxfam’s work on gender justice in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. All info here, apply by 15 April

Job: Oxfam - Gender Justice and Women's Rights Director. This is an exciting senior cross divisional role that oversees Oxfam’s commitment to put women’s rights at the heart of all Oxfam do. All details here, apply by 3 May.

Job: IRC - Women's Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor (DRC). The Advisor will ensure that all interventions are technically sound, take into account best practices, and are appropriate in meeting the needs of GBV survivors. All info and apply here by 15 April

Consultancy: Women for Women International UK - Supporting preparations for women’s grassroots advocacy. WfWIl is looking to prepare for a future ‘Change Agents’ programme that will train WfWI graduates in Afghanistan, eastern DRC and Nigeria in advocacy and leadership skills. Please see here for more details, apply by 17 April

Job: Director of Women's Economic Empowerment, Care International UK. This role is an opportunity to work at a senior strategic level, leading a large team and facilitating the design and delivery of a Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy.  More info and apply here
Blog: Why the Panama Papers are a Feminist Issue

This Open Democracy blog by Chiara Capraro and Francesca Rhodes (both members of the GADN Advisory Group) sets out three reasons why financial secrecy and tax avoidance are a feminist issue, including the way in which those those shifting and hiding their wealth, whether they are individuals or companies, are failing to pay back into the care economy - the people who produce and reproduce the workforce of today and tomorrow - work largely carried out by women and girls.

Article: Gender equality at the IFIs: progress or PR?

This article from the Bretton Woods Project discusses the launch of the High-Level Panel on Women's Economic empowerment and the gender equality rhetoric employed by the international financial institutions (IFIs). It details concerns which remain on the IFIs' impact on gender equality in practice.

Blog: Beyond 1325: Understanding Gendered Experiences of War

In this blogpost, the authors reflect on how humanitarian actors and researchers alike can build on the foundation of UNSC Resolution 1325, and the lessons from its implementation, in order to continue shedding light on gendered experiences of armed conflict and transitional justice.

Podcast: IHL and Gender Perspectives: Time for Evolution or Revolution?

Armed conflict affects men, women, girls and boys in fundamentally different ways, often exacerbating pre-existing gender inequalities in society. In this context, how well does international humanitarian law (IHL) account for these differences in the protection of vulnerable populations in situations of conflict? In conversations with key experts and practitioners, this podcast considers how the practical implementation and enforcement of IHL affects men, women, girls and boys differently.

A Better World through Women-led Social Enterprise

This video, by the European Women's Lobby, presents the findings and impact of their groundbreaking study on women-led social enterprise WEstart: Mapping Women’s Social Entrepreneurship in Europe.

Upcoming Events and Training

Event: Effective Networking; top tips and good practice with Zarin Hainsworth  - 27 April - London
This event will focus on giving us the skills, time and safe space to practice and improve our networking skills, whilst also having the chance to meet more FIND (Females Interested or Involved in International Development) members in a more structured way during the evening. Zarin Hainsworth will be leading this session, sharing her top networking tips, guidance and advice and then we will have the chance to practice what we've learnt with a structured networking session. More info here and RSVP to

Event: APPG Global Education for All and Global Campaign for Education UK - Education Cannot Wait - 20 April - London
‘Education Cannot Wait’ is a parliamentary event hosted by the APPG Global Education for All and Global Campaign for Education UK. Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit  hear from former child refugees, young campaigners, DFID and experts about why delivering education in emergencies is vital.  Speakers include Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development; Nick Hurd MP, and Executive Director of ODI Kevin Watkins. 20 April, 10-11.30am, Committee Room 9, House of Commons.  Places are limited so please RSVP to
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