Subject: GADN Newsletter November 2016

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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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.


In October, we hosted a joint members meeting with Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) on Gender and Refugee Movements. We discussed the impact of the current refugee movement on women and girls, and how to introduce a gender perspective within UK policy and practice on refugees and migrants.
Top photo: We heard from expert speakers at our members meeting: Rahela Sidiqi - London Refugee Women's Forum, Gemma Lousley - Women for Refugee Women, Louise Arimatsu - London School of Economics, Howard Mollett - CARE, Hannah Bond - GAPS. Bottom photo: GADN and GAPS members discuss the topic and share knowledge and expertise.
16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls - 25th November to 10th December 2016

Activists up and down the country, including GADN members, are hosting a range of different events to raise awareness and celebrate the 25th year of the 16 Days campaign. Click here to find out details of the different events taking place around your area.

Upcoming Events
Latin American Women's Aid Annual General Meeting
The Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL - 25th November at 6pm

Join LAWA on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women for their annual general meeting, discussing the importance of tackling gender violence against Latin American and other BME women.

Central American Women's Network 25th Anniversary
CAWN celebrates 25 years with a presentation of their final report “Reflections on the road travelled by CAWN: 25 years of solidarity and women’s rights”, with panel discussions, music, food and poetry. RSVP to

World AIDS Day Conference
Impact Hub Westminster, 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TE - 30th November at 2pm

StopAids are hosting a free World AIDS day conference, discussing the role of UK stakeholders in the global HIV responses and exploring the necessary gendered lens. Followed by an evening wine and canapé reception from 5-7pm. RSVP to

Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts
Sheikh Zayed Theater, New Academic Building, LSE, London WC2A 2AE  - 6th December at 6.30pm

Marking the newest issue of the Gender & Development Journal, the OECD-DAC and the LSE's Centre for Women, Peace and Security are holding a free panel discussion about the realities and practice of addressing gender inequality in fragile contexts.

ODI Public Event - 'How technology is changing women's working lives'
203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ - 14th December at 10.30am

In anticipation of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women in March 2017, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) brings together a range of speakers and outlooks on this very current subject. To register your attendance, visit the website.

Plan International is seeking a Director for their Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Initiative for girls and women.
Closing date: 28th November

Saferworld are hiring a Communications Intern at their London offices.
Closing date: 29th November

Oxfam in collaboration with a number of other organisations have an exciting opportunity for a feminist activist, seeking a RootsLab Project Manager based in Beirut, Lebanon.
Closing date: 2nd December

International Rescue Committee (IRC) have multiple global job opportunities currently available. Positions include: Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer, Senior WPE Manager, Technical Advisor in the Gender Health Unit and Economic Wellbeing Coordinator.

The Salvation Army International Projects Office
are looking for a highly experienced and knowledgeable individual for the position of UK Engagement Co-ordinator.
Closing date: 12th December
Call for Papers
Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence is an open access, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journey on topics related to sexual exploitation, violence and slavery. 

Dignity is seeking contributions from multiple perspectives: research articles, frontline reports, book and media reviews and more. Click here for more information.

Gender & Development
journal, with readership in over 90 countries since 1993, is the leading publication in focusing specifically on international gender and development issues, with the aim to debate new ideas that influence  theoretical and practical approaches to gender.

They are seeking contributions for their November 2017 issue that examines the theme of Natural Resource Justice through the lens of gender equality and women’s rights. For all information please see this call for contributions.

Publications and Resources
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, this report is a civil society guide to why and how macroeconomics is important for gender justice and what can be done about it. 

The Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Helpdesk invites you to read the tenth edition of its Evidence Digest for November 2016, reviewing the latest research, evidence, policy and news in the field.

The British Council has released a report which explores gender equality in the UK from the perspective of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on the following key areas: participation, power and leadership; education; economy; justice; and violence culture. 

FRIDA have produced a new report providing a snapshot of who a young feminist is and what young femininist organisations are, the challenges that surface and the strategies that continue to shape the fundamental core of their work.

Oxfam's new study explores the factors and norms influencing unpaid care work using household survey data conducted across five countries under their We-Care programme (Colombia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Uganda and Zimbabwe). The further guide Participatory Methodology: Rapid Care Analysis is a toolkit aimed at improving the recognition of care work in programme design.
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