As the first Muslim woman to lead a major British charity, Ridwana Wallace-Laher is a trailblazer. She urges the sector to give female leaders the platforms they deserve.
To reach true gender equality, women decision-makers need equal power to men rather than simply matching them in number, argues Rabina Shrestha from International Alert.
Do recent UK aid budget cuts signal the UK turning its back on Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Everybody seems to be celebrating International Women’s Day nowadays, even the Foreign Secretary. But let’s not forget that its origins lie with women in the labour movements of the USA, Northern Europe and Russia protesting for the right to work and vote.
As we finally begin to acknowledge the legacies of colonialism, it is time for those of us in UK-based international development organisations to interrogate and reconsider our roles and mandates.
Investing in women and gender equality is central to achieving all 17 global goals. To truly fulfil our global development agenda by 2030, we need to put women living in poverty in marginalised and conflict-affected communities first.
With just eight years left to meet its commitments to achieve gender equality, what can the UK government do to catch up and put gender equality at the heart of its approach to achieving the SDGs?
“Provide women and girls with the freedom they need to succeed” is one of the priorities in the new International Development Strategy.Is this good news?Only if FCDO goes beyond political initiatives and slogans and takes real action.
Potential solutions to help organisations embrace gender and intersectional practices when working in consortia, drawing on learning from UK Aid Connect programmes.