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GADN Launches 'Harmful Tradtional Practices, Your Questions: Our Answers'
The GADN Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) workng group have launched the publication 'Harmful Tradtional Practices, Your Questions: Our Answers'. The report provides an overview of harmful traditional practices, explaining their causes and consequences and bringing together examples of successful approaches to addressing them.
It draws on the expertise of GADN VAWG working group members in the areas of FGM/ C and child marriage. The report can be downloaded here.
GADN and UKFIET Conference
On September 9, The Girls Education in Development Working Group of GADN held a discussion on Evidence of Change: Girls Quality Access to Education at the UKFIET conference in Oxford. The event explored how girls’ quality education will remain central to the post-2015 debates, and the progress that has been made in programmes across the developing world.
More information and a list of resources from the research presented has been uploaded to the Girls Education webpages, please go here to access it.
Post 2015 News
The UN High Level Panel report on the Post-2015 development agenda was released at the end of May, and included a standalone goal to "empower women and girls and achieve gender inequality" as well as a commitment to mainstream gender throughout the framework.
GADN co-hosts Secretary of State speech 'Putting girls and women at the heart of development'
GADN were delighted to co-host a keynote speech by the International Development Secretary Justine Greening on girls and women in development. She used to speech to confirm support for a standalone gender goal in the post-2015 framework, reconfirm commitments to ending violence against women, and announce a package of other initiatives to address gender inequality. You can read more and watch the speech in full on the DFID website.
Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Post-2015 Framework
A new report by the Gender and Development Network, Jan 2013
This report argues that to achieve real and sustainable change, the Post-2015 framework must tackle the underlying causes of gender inequality and promote women’s empowerment. Read more and download the report here.
DFID launches the GADN guidance notes on tackling Violence Against Women and Girls
In May 2012 DFID launched the guidance notes that GADN produced on tackling Violence Against Women and Girls. Although produced for an internal DFID audience, we hope they will be of use to everyone working to eliminate VAWG. Visit the VAWG working group page for more copies of these notes.
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GADN Briefing Series
The Gender and Development Network (GADN) has launched a new briefing series, so far focusing on DFID's Strategic Vision for Women and Girls, Family Planning, and the Post-2015 Framework.
Deeds and Words - Making gender equality and women's rights campaigning work
With the growing number of individuals and organisations now campaigning on women’s rights, GADN has a new blog to profile inspirational campaigns and inspirational campaigners. We will also use the blog to suggest practical ways in which we can all improve our campaigning on women’s rights and gender equality. And we will challenge ourselves - and you - to practice what we preach so our campaigns are part of the solution and not part of the problem.
This blog is for anyone engaged in campaigning. If you are women’s rights activist, human rights campaigner or simply fighting to end global poverty, then this is a blog for you. Please read and reply!
Resources to support your work on gender and development
GADN regularly updates the website with the latest reports, toolkits and publications on gender and development. Check out the individual working group pages or our publications page. If you have any resources you would like to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org