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Post-2015 position papers and briefings

GADN has released this position paper on women's rights and gender equality in the Post-2015 framework. It outlines the case for a standalone goal and mainstreaming throughout the framework, as well as proposing targets and indicators across the framework.

The briefing 'The EU, gender and the post-2015 framework' looks at the EU's role in the post-2015 process, and the commitments it has made to including gender so far.

The Girls' Education in International Development working group has released this position paper on addressing girls education in the post-2015 framework. It includes a response to the High Level Panel report and proposals for a goal, targets and indicators. 

GADN co-hosts 'Transform her Future' with DfID, Plan UK and Girls Not Brides

GADN recently co-hosted the event 'Transform her Future' which saw the Rt. Hon Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, deliver a keynote speech to mark International Women's Day. The speech reaffirmed DfID's commitment to ending violence against women and girls and to tackling the discriminatory social norms that cause gender inequality. The inclusion of a standalone goal on gender equality in the post-2015 framework was also highlighted as priority for the department, as was working to end the harmful practices of early and forced marriage and FGM. Other speakers such as Rachel Carter, GADN Chair, welcomed this and highlighted the need to transform the norms and values which enable violence against women and girls. The full speech is available to read here and a film of the event here.

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.


Welcome to the Gender and Development Network 


GADN is a diverse, effective and inclusive membership network made up of leading UK-based non-governmental organisations’ (NGO) staff, practitioners, consultants and academics working on gender, development and women’s rights issues. Read more here.

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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