Call for Contributions: Re-imagining International Development

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

Our March 2020 issue will focus on Re-imagining Development. See our Call for Contributions here. International development is under fire. In 2019, in a post #AidToo world where patriarchal power and privilege are being called out by feminists and anti-racists in humanitarian response and development interventions, can international development rise to the profound critiques of it and reform to become the …

Watch again: Livestream Panel, Young Feminisms, 20 February 2019

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

Watch the panel event focusing on Young Feminisms that launched our issue of the same name. Hear from some amazing young feminists about activism, leadership and funding, and how international development should learn from them in light of the rising right, inequalities and threats to rights at this time of #metoo and #aidtoo, Panelists: Nasra Ayub, Bristol Student Union and Integrate UK,  Isabel …

Listen again: 12 Feb international webinar, Young Feminisms

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Featuring: Catherine Nyambura, FEMNET Esther Moraes and Vinita Sahasranaman, The YP Foundation Gopika Bashi, Lucia Martelotte, Boikanyo Modungwa, Euge Olmos, FRIDA/Young Feminist Fund Nicci Morgan, Programme Adviser – Youth, Gender & Active Citizenship, Oxfam and introduced by Caroline Sweetman, Editor of Gender & Development  

Help choose G&D’s themes for 2020-21!

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

Happy holidays to all! Calling all feminists working inside and outside international development and humanitarian work. We’re looking for five future themes for issues from July 2020 – July 2021. This is the first time we’ve gone public online with this ask. See a full list of all the themes we’ve ever covered here. (Meanwhile here in the G&D office, our …

Young feminists, new feminisms

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

Imogen Davies and Caroline Sweetman, editors of our new issue on Young Feminisms, write: Today, 24.6 per cent of the world’s population is aged between 10 and 24. Almost nine out of ten live in less-developed countries. In many countries, youth populations make up over half or even two-thirds of their total: 56 per cent of the population in Guatemala is …

A group of 12 women from Dhanusha District, south Nepal, received three days video production training and shot their own stories about how climate change has affected their livelihoods. These pictures, documents the training and videoing process, including the participants' reactions to this new experience. The project was funded by The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and organised by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in India. Photo: Pawan Kumar.

Call for Contributions: Feminist Values in Research

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED Our November 2019 issue will focus on Feminist Values in Research. See our Call for Contributions here! Research needs to be rooted in the experience, needs, and interests of the whole of humanity. But down the centuries, educated elites have shaped and dominated research and defined knowledge and learning. Increasingly, international development is acknowledging the …

Should there be a 5th World Conference on Women in 2020?

Liz Cooke Uncategorized

The UN Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 was a landmark moment for women’s rights and gender equality, and over the past few years there have been calls for another conference, on a similar scale, to take place. As a follow up to our panel session in New York this September (Beijing 25 Years On: Unfinished Business) …

Recording: listen to our ICTs online event

Liz Cooke Uncategorized

Beyond Access: Using Digital to Further Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (held on Thursday 27 September) is now available to listen to here. It features: Sara Baker of Take Back the Tech! Dhanaraj Thakur from the Alliance for Affordable Internet, an initiative of the Web Foundation Divya Titus #IWillGoOut Campaign, social activist and gender consultant Amy O’Donnell, Digital Specialist at Oxfam, …

London launch of ICTs issue at SOAS 15 November 2018

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

We’re delighted to announce a London panel event – Feminists doing digital – to launch our ICTs issue, on Thursday 15 November 2018, hosted by the Centre of Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. It’s at 5pm  for a 5.30pm start, ending at 7pm, UK time. Register to attend in person at the Khalili Lecture Theatre, London WC1H 0XG. We’ll also …

Beijing 25 years on: unfinished business – join our NY event

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

We’re delighted to announce G&D’s co-sponsoring a panel event hosted by Anne Marie Goetz of New York University’s SPS Center for Global Affairs, 6.30-7.45pm, Monday 24th September. We’ll be talking about the unfinished and new business in the women’s rights agenda that exists nearly 25 years after Beijing, amid democratic reversals of recent years that have included attacks on women’s rights, …