The Gender & Development Learning Project on Integrating Care into Development Practice
In November 2013 Gender & Development launched its third Learning Project, on Care.
Care has an increasingly high profile as an issue in international spaces, but development practitioners, activists and researchers continue to encounter many challenges in making it visible, valued and recognised. This Learning Project aims to collate, synthesise and inspire learning on Care by: highlighting new research, practice and policy initiatives in different contexts; exploring ways in which programmes, policies and legislation can be designed to reduce and redistribute the Care load; and sharing experiences and approaches that can influence current and future work.
Learning Project on Gender and the Economic Crisis
In 2009 Gender & Development lead a learning project on gender and the economic crisis in partnership with Oxfam GB. The project aimed to provide a forum for researchers, academics, feminist activists and gender and development advocates and community workers to come together to focus on gender equality and women’s rights in the economic crisis, and to position Oxfam as a leader on these issues.
The Beyond Gender Mainstreaming Learning Project
From November 2011 to November 2012 Gender & Development ran a major Learning Project on Beyond Gender Mainstreaming, in partnership with the UK Gender and Development Network (GADN).
The project involved a conceptual discussion about experience and successes of different approaches to integrating gender and women’s rights into development and humanitarian work. We aimed to distil best practice and innovation, and answer some hard questions.
Gender & Development at AWID 2012
On April 19 to 22 over 2000 women’s rights leaders and activists from around the world gathered at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey for the 12th AWID International Forum, the theme of which was ‘Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women’s Rights and Justice’.
Gender & Development was delighted to be there, hosting what has become for us a regular event at AWID Forums – our Gender & Development evening reception.