Jessica Woodroffe

Gender and Development Network (GADN)

Jessica Woodroffe is director of the Gender and Development Network (GADN), a UK based coalition of over 100 NGOs and experts which works in partnership with women’s rights organisations internationally to advocate for gender equality and women’s rights.


Paulina Luza (centre-left), Secretary-General of Peru's Domestic Workers' Union with other members at the union's headquarters. Lima, Peru (August 2015) © Juan Arredondo/Getty Images.
17 May 2022
“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.