Gender News from BRIDGE

Commission on the Status of women
20 Mar 15

Innovators share their challenges to gender inequality

Winners of the End Gender Discrimination Now! contest tell their stories during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York
Commission on the Status of women
05 Mar 15


The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place from 9 - 20 March. BRIDGE, in partnership with Gender at Work, the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) and Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales Argentina (FLACSO), is holding an event to celebrate the winners of the End Gender Discrimination Now competition.

By Alan Greig, 2010
12 Feb 15

Explore the evidence: Engaging men and boys for gender equality

What works in engaging men and boys for gender equality in education, employment, care work, and political participation? Which interventions have been effective in engaging men and boys in tackling gender-based violence and in ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights? And what challenges exist in achieving all of the above?
09 Feb 15

Gender and Food Security Cutting Edge Pack

BRIDGE is very excited to announce the launch the Gender and Food Security Cutting Edge Pack. Working with over 40 gender, food and nutrition experts, the pack is a result of a three year collaborative programme, which explored why food security is a gender justice issue and what needs to change to ensure gender-just food security.
17 Dec 14

Francophone partners’ website Observaction has a new look

A revamped and improved version of Observaction has been launched by BRIDGE francophone partners Genre en Action. Observaction is a digital resource centre which specialises in gender and development. It aims to make knowledge on gender justice in all parts of the world, particularly Francophone countries, available in French.
16 Dec 14

Tweet marathon to celebrate intergenerational activism

BRIDGE joined AWID's #ICommit tweetathon on Tuesday 16 December to share commitments and stories of collaboration from within the women’s movement.
'Distracted Meal' from Brian Wolfe under a CC BY-NC 2.0 License
02 Dec 14

Welcome to our new website

Explore and learn more about BRIDGE’s collaborative and multilingual approach to gender and development.
Women in the streets of Bamako, Mali
25 Nov 14

16 Day challenge to militarism and gender-based violence

BRIDGE is providing daily updates from activists around the world throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which for 2014 focuses on peace.
Gender and Social Movements policy brief front cover
20 Nov 14

Gender justice in activism: New policy briefs for donors and social movement leaders

While women's rights and gender justice are 'on the agenda' for many social movements, activists still encounter strong resistance to changing gendered politics and practices within movements and allied organisations. BRIDGE has recently published two policy briefs to support our Cutting Edge pack on Gender and Social Movements
20 Nov 14

Free online course: What is gender-sensitive governance?

Why does gender matter for governance? How can we expose gender-blind institutions and processes? What strategies have enhanced the opportunities and outcomes for women and girls in government processes? What can we learn from this and how can we integrate this into our own work?
Boda Boda bike woman passenger
20 Nov 14

MenEngage Global Symposium tackles patriarchy, masculinity and gender justice

The second MenEngage Global Symposium took place in Delhi, India from 10-13 November and followed the theme ‘Men and Boys for Gender Justice.’ IDS researchers were there and collected highlights from the event.
10 Nov 14

UN calls for gender equality at the heart of sustainable development

If we want an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future, where everyone’s human rights are realised, gender equality must be at the heart of sustainable development policy. This is the message of new UN Women report.
06 Nov 14

News from UN Women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who was South Africa’s first woman deputy leader, has been announced as the new Executive Director of UN Women. She replaces Michelle Bachelet, the former President of Chile – who is once more running for Presidential office.

09 Oct 14

BRIDGE joins new open data project

On Friday 10 October, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) will launch the Oriel Open Knowledge Hub at the Open Development Camp 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

31 May 14

Sexual violence in and beyond the 'warzone'

An issue which is often neglected in and after conflict situations, rape and sexual can be used as a deadly weapon. As London prepares to host the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict from 10-13 June 2014, the issue is on the international political agenda.

19 May 14

Toolkit for Sexuality and Social Justice

Policies designed to lift people out of poverty, to provide employment and access to crucial services, all too often exclude those who do not conform to sexual or gender identities considered to be ‘normal’ or traditional. In many countries, this exclusion is also enforced through law.

14 May 14

Have we seen progress since International Women’s Day 2013?

Every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on 8 March.

08 Apr 14

Francophone thematic database of resources for the promotion of gender equality

Observ’action is a web project run jointly by BRIDGE and our partner Genre en Action.
08 Apr 14

Online survey for BRIDGE website users

To help us improve our services, we want to know how useful BRIDGE is to you, what you like about it and what changes you might like to see. Please help us by taking ten minutes to answer the questions on our survey. Take the survey

28 Mar 14

'Myth and Reality': IDS at CSW58

Members the BRIDGE team have been at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.
28 Mar 14

Enshrining gender equality for development in law – a step in the right direction

Gender inequality is a recognised challenge for all sectors that fall under the broad banner of development.

14 Feb 14

Commission on the Status of Women looks beyond 2015

Women's rights activists, gender experts, donors, government representatives, and UN staff around the world are gearing up for this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which will take place from 10-21 March 2014, in New York.

29 Jan 14

End Gender Discrimination Now! Winners announced

The winners of the highly-contested Gender Discrimination Now! competition have been announced.

20 Dec 13

UN resolution recognises women human rights defenders

It may have been a long time coming, but on 27 November 2013 the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee adopted its first ever resolution on women human rights defenders.

27 Nov 13

Public/Private: Define lines to Take Back the Tech!

The post is from Sara Baker, coordinator for the Take Back the Tech! campaign. One of the key groups behind the initiative is the Association of Progressive Communications which works closely with BRIDGE.

26 Nov 13

Scheme allows women to check partners for history of violence

From March 2013, women in England and Wales will be able to contact the police for information if they fear their partner may have a history of abuse and domestic violence.

25 Nov 13

Let’s challenge militarism and end violence against women

At least one in every three women around the world will be beaten, raped or abused during her lifetime.

01 Nov 13

UN Women campaign exposes how the internet thinks

Quiet, passive, and disciplined – women should know their place according to popular internet searchers highlighted in an alarming UN Women advertising campaign. The organisation wants to highlight that making the case for women’s rights and equality is still urgent.

31 Oct 13

Women fight for ownership of Nairobi’s Mukuru settlement

Fed up with walking long distances to the nearest toilet, in fear of rape and other forms of attack, a group of women living in a Nairobi informal settlement have decided to sue the landowners.

09 Sep 13

Taking on the Twitter trolls

One of the strengths of social media is the ability to interact with anyone, from famous musicians to unknown bloggers on the other side of the world. But the World Wide Web, with its easy flow of dialogue, can mirror problems faced offline, such as abuse and threatening behaviour.