Subject: GADN - September 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.

You can find out more about us on our website:
GADN Monthly Update 

Welcome to our September

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 at


GADN is recruiting a Communications and Research Volunteer

The Gender and Development Network is currently advertising for a Communications and Research volunteer to support our secretariat in London. The role is suitable for someone with a passion for international development and women’s rights with an interest in communications and research. The role is for one or two days a week for 6-9 months.

How to apply:
You can download the role description here.

Please send a CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience to by 10am on Friday 14th October. Please include 'GADN volunteer' in the subject line.

Please note that we plan to hold interviews on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th October 2016.

13th AWID International Forum

Every four years, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) brings together grassroots women’s rights leaders, women human rights defenders, women’s funds, political leaders, researchers, artists, and more for their International AWID Forum. This year’s forum, devoted to “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice,” took place in Brazil. Between 8 and 11 September 2016, over 200 speakers and nearly 2000 attendees from over 140 countries - including GADN Members - came together to share information, dream, strategise and build Feminist Futures together.

GADN members joined thousands of feminist activists at the AWID Forum in Brazil this September
Social Development Direct, Technical Specialist

Social Development Direct have a new Technical Specialist position available. Candidates should have a background in gender and social inclusion issues. This role is based in central London with some UK and occasional international travel.  If you are interested please email your CV and cover letter to by 30 September 2016 5pm GMT.

For more information please click here.

International Rescue Committee, Women’s Protection and Empowerment Service Delivery Specialist

The Women’s Protection and Empowerment Service Delivery Specialist will inform new initiatives of the IRC’s Violence Prevention and Response Unit’s service delivery framework for violence against women and girls, with a specific focus on mobile, remote and technology-based service delivery approaches. 

For more information please click here.

Reproductive Health Matters, Managing Editor/ Advocacy Officer - Consultancy

RHM is looking for a Managing Editor/Advocacy Officer to assist the Director/Editor with editorial assessment and editing of submissions to the RHM journal and help develop advocacy activities linked to RHM’s publications.

Deadline: 9 October 2016.
However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be offered to a suitable candidate before the deadline.
Overseas Development Institute's new report ‘Women’s economic empowerment: Navigating enablers and constraints’

This report details how gender equality, poverty eradication and human development require increased investment in women’s economic empowerment. The report can be found here.

WIEGO: Childcare Initiative report: 'Our children do not get the attention they deserve'

WIEGO conducted focus group discussions with women informal workers across five countries. The research shows that child care responsibilities compromise women informal workers' income security both now and in the future. The full report and the summary report in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese can be found here.

Webinar: Abortion Care in Humanitarian Settings - WHO, IRC and IPAS

The purpose of this webinar is to focus attention on a neglected issue, showcase current initiatives, share tools and resources, and spur future action.
When: Tuesday, October 4th 9:00-10:30am EDT,2:00-3:30pm BST,3:00-4:30pm CEST 
Click here to join the webinar. Room number: 846 755 999

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC): "Donor interventions on women’s political empowerment"

GSDRC has recently published a literature review on on donor interventions for women’s political empowerment (WPE) in low- and middle-income countries. For more information and to download the review please click here.

Upcoming Events and Trainings

Parliamentary roundtable on Womens empowerment and the role of the private sector in development & responsible business - All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) in conjunction with the GADN Working Group on Women's Economic Justice and CORE (UK civil society coalition on corporate accountability).

Please join PHRG, CORE & GADN-WEJ to discuss how to ensure the increasing role of the private sector in development benefits women, particularly to further gender equality, advance their rights, and assist them to build more accountable and responsive institutions at all levels.

Monday, 17 October 2016, 5.30p.m. Wilson Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons

For more information or to RSVP contact Nicole Piché, PHRG Co-ordinator:

Portrait of a Girl - Irise International exhibition in partnership with Women In Leadership. 11 October, 5.30-8.30pm, London

Irise International in partnership with Women In Leadership invite you to join them this International Day of the Girl as they launch "Portrait of a Girl" exhibition. The exhibition features photos and writing by five Ugandan school girls, providing a unique insight into their day to day lives and their hopes and dreams for the future.  For more information and to book tickets please click here.

Seminar Series: ChildHope - Protection & 'No-one Left Behind'

ChildHope’s new series of 8 seminars provides a space for organisations to share best practice, discuss challenges and explore innovative approaches for protecting children who are often over-looked. First seminar takes place on Thursday, 27 October.

For more information and to book please click here.

FORWARD’s ‘Musicians Unite to End Female Genital Mutilation’ presents Dobet Gnahoré - London

FORWARD presents ‘Musicians Unite to End female genital mutilation (FGM)’ an evening with Grammy award winner and Radio 3 World Music Award nominee Dobet Gnahore.  Thursday, 29 September 2016, 8:00 pm.

For more information and to book please click here.

Launch of Country Profile: FGM in Nigeria, 28 Too Many

28 Too Many are pleased to invite you to the exclusive launch of their Country Profile: FGM in Nigeria.  Join to find out who is most at risk and what still needs to be done in the work to end FGM.

Date: Monday 10 October 2016
Time: 16.45 -18.00
LocationBolt Burdon Kemp, Providence House, Providence Ct, London N1 0NT, United Kingdom
Please RSVP by Friday 7 October to

The full report and key findings will go live on this website on Tuesday 11 October 2016.
Calls for Papers
South Asia Water Studies (SAWAS) Journal Issue on ‘Water justice, Gender and Disability’

SAWAS - an interdisciplinary journal that aims at providing space for alternative and critical thinking -  is launching a special issue on ‘Water justice, Gender and Disability’ and welcomes contributions from those working on related water issues in South Asia.
For more information please click here.

Gender & Development - 'Water, Sanitation & Hygiene'

G&D is a unique journal, producing content to inform and influence development policymakers, practitioners and researchers about placing women’s rights and gender equality at the centre of their work.
The July 2017 issue will be on Water, Sanitation & Hygiene" and those interested in publishing can find more information here.
First report by High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment

The High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment has presented its first report “Leave No One Behind” to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The report focuses on tackling adverse norms and promoting positive role models; ensuring legal protections and reforming discriminatory laws and regulations; recognising, reducing and redistributing unpaid work and care; building digital, financial and property assets; changing corporate culture and practice, improving public sector practices in employment and procurement, and strengthening visibility, collective voice and representation.

The Panel will present their second report in March 2017.

If you would like to become a member of GADN please see our website for details or contact the GADN Coordinator at

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