Renu Bala, President of Panjhorvanga Dairy Enterprise, Bangladesh, uses her tablet to communicate with buyers and collect market information. Credit: Abir Abdullah/Oxfam

Feminists doing digital

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

By 2020, almost three quarters of the world’s population – or 5.7 billion people – will subscribe to mobile services. The number of people using the Internet is also rising exponentially. What is this doing to us, and to the world we live in? The new issue of Gender & Development focuses on ICTs from the perspective of women’s rights and gender justice. …

Call for Contributions: Humanitarian action and crisis response

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

Photo credit: Refugee camps in Kenya – IHH Humanitarian Relief Our July 2019 issue will focus on Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response. It’ll be a jointly-edited issue with UN-Women’s Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response Office. Gender equality and women’s empowerment is central to a rights-based, effective and efficient humanitarian action that bridges the humanitarian-development-peace divide.  We live in a world …

Audio podcast from 25th birthday London event!

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

Here’s a short audio podcast from our 11 May event hosted by the UK Development Studies Association’s Women in Development Study Group, to mark the journal’s 25th birthday. In this podcast, five of the activist researchers at the event introduce themselves and their research, explain why they are passionate about gender and development, and celebrate G&D as an activist journal …

UN Women: Chau Doan

Call for Contributions: Migrants in a Global Economy

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED Our March 2019 issue will focus on Migrants in a Global Economy. Migration is at the top of the development agenda, not least because of the increasing numbers of people who are undertaking the very risky journey to seek refuge and better lives in richer parts of the world. And migration is a gender issue. …

25th birthday London event: watch again

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

We had a fantastic day in the London campus of Northumbria University last Friday, 11th May! Inspiring presentations from a range of feminist researchers in policy, academia and practice – all accustomed to spanning and bridging those different locations! And to round off an amazing event, we had a panel featuring three key activist thinkers in gender and development – …

Upcoming Facebook livestream…

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

‘Bringing our feminist values to development research, policy and practice’ – Celebrating 25 years of Gender & Development journal Tune into our Facebook page on Friday 11th May, 3.30 – 5.00 pm British Summer Time (+1GMT) to see a panel discussion featuring: Professor Naila Kabeer, London School of Economics Professor Ruth Pearson, University of Leeds Professor Shirin Rai, University of …

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 …