Subject: GADN July 2016 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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GADN Monthly Update 

Welcome to our July

Feminist Development Alternatives Pack

The Gender & Development Network is pleased to release a series of papers as part of its Feminist Alternatives Project. GADN's Feminist Alternatives Project was created in response to our members’ desire to improve the effectiveness of their organisations in achieving gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights, and to understand better the alternatives that are promoted by feminists globally. The introductory blogpost on this topic is a great place to start, and share your thoughts and contributions.

Click here to find out more information about this project.

Enjoy the updates, opportunities, and events included. Please do not hesitate to send us anything you would like included in the monthly newsletter in the future. You can also access the newsletter here.

The GADN Team

GADN members disccussing Feminist Development Alternatives at our July 2016 Members Meeting

Girl Effect is recruiting a Senior Director, Impact to provide organisational leadership, to lead their global approach, and to build proof and credibility of the role of the organisation both internally and externally. Deadline is 12th August.

Save the Children is looking for a Senior Gender Equality Advisor with a background in international development to provide strategic leadership to the organisation on how to work on gender equality in Save the Children’s international programmatic work. Download and review their Candidate Pack prior to application submission. Applications are accepted until midnight of 3rd August.

The International Rescue Committee
is recruiting a French and English speaking Literacy Adaption Consultant to complete the linguistic adaption of a project toolkit. To apply for this position click here.

is seeking
a Women's Empowerment and Care Manager based in Zimbabwe to lead the delivery of their WE-CARE programme and to manage a team in various locations. Deadline is 15th August.

Upcoming Events and Training

Memorial for Humanitarian Aid Workers Appeal
Westminster Abbey, Innocent Victims Memorial (West Entrance), 18th August 2016 - 16:40

The memorial event seeks to honour those who died in the service of humanitarianism, to recognise our common humanitarian ideals and to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian action around the globe. The event is for families, friends, colleagues and organisations to honour those who lost their lives in humanitarian action.  To find out more about this event click here.

Free E-Learning Course: 'Engaging men towards gender equality: why and how should we do it?'
Course dates: 16th August - 13th September

Gender Hub is offering interested individuals the chance to participate in their free e-learning course to develop the skills to identify and critically assess the ways in which conventional masculinity acts as a barrier to gender equality, and how new forms of gender equitable masculinities are emerging. Upon completition of this course, participants will receive a certificate from the Institute for Development Studies and Voices 4 Change.

Click here to register your interest and to find out more details about this course. Registration Deadline: 10th August

Call for Papers
European Expression call for contributions for special issue on Gender Mainstreaming
Publishing Date: November 2016

European Expression
is seeking contributions for a special Gender: Equality & Mainstreaming issue. The deadline to express interest in this issue is 15th August. 

To find out more information about this opportunity, click here.

Oxfam seeks opinion pieces on women's economic empowerment

This August, Oxfam’s Policy and Practice website will host a month-long blogging and communications series on women’s economic empowerment. With the UN High-Level Panel launching their first report this September, it is a crucial time for influencing and discussion on this topic. Oxfam would like to invite you to contribute an opinion piece to be hosted on the Oxfam Policy & Practice as part of this series, in an effort to shape the discourse around Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Please email Amy Moran – with the idea for your piece, and expected date it could be written by (the series will continue through August).

Publications and Resources
The Central American Women Solidarity Network for the Maquila Workers (REDCAM) have published a list of demands in English for the labour rights of women maquila workers in the region.

To read the complete publication in Spanish, click here.

Gender & Development has published a special issue on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). The contributors to this special issue inspect and evaluate a variety of VAWG stratigical approaches.

To access this special issue, click here.

VAWG Helpdesk Evidence Digest have released the 9th edition of their quarterly newsletter reviewing the latest research and evidence, policy and news on violence against women and girls.

Womankind Worldwide has launched a new report 'More than a roof: Documenting the work of specialist women’s organisations providing holistic shelter services in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe’. The report documents the essential work being carried out by their partners, the Association for Women’s Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD) in Ethiopia, and Musasa in Zimbabwe.

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