Parada do Orgulho LGBT. 25 June 2017, Brasília. Credit: Mídia Ninja

Sexualities, development and justice

Caroline Sweetman Blog

Editor Caroline Sweetman introduces our new issue on sexualities. The universal human desire to have good and pleasurable relationships – including intimate relationships – is echoed in songs, poetry and the performing arts. But sex and sexuality are still seen as irrelevant to development, part of private life, like intimate partner violence and domestic violence. But treating sex and sexuality …

Turning 25! Our birthday and the new website

Caroline Sweetman Blog

Happy birthday to us! Gender & Development began publishing twenty-five years ago this month – way back in 1993. Its first issue focused on women and the environment. For the first two years, we published as Focus on Gender, and guest editors were hired for each issue. Two hundred copies were posted out – to ‘friends and family’ in INGOs, …

An open letter from the Editor, Caroline Sweetman

Amy Moran Blog

Dear friends of Gender & Development You may know that Gender & Development is owned and funded entirely by Oxfam, on behalf of the whole development and humanitarian sector. In our 25 years of publication, the two entities have proudly kept separate brands and identities, and the journal is editorially and intellectually independent. However, the fact remains the journal is …

No environmental justice without gender justice

Caroline Sweetman Blog, Gender, Gender & Development Journal, Natural Resources

Gender equality and women’s rights are core to attaining sustainable, just human development. Editor, Caroline Sweetman, introduces the natural resource justice issue of the Gender & Development. 2017 was the deadliest year yet for environmental activism: 150 women and men have so far been murdered for defending natural resources and the communities who depend on them. Millions of the world’s poorest people live …

Taking a toilet break: on the railway line

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Having unmet needs for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) not only endangers life, it can negatively affect all aspects of daily existence, and women and girls suffer the most. Editor, Caroline Sweetman, introduces the WASH issue of  Gender & Development. Imagine you’re a teenage girl, dying to go to the loo – but you can’t, until your mother comes home. Without …