Join the movement for radical change in international development.

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Transform funding practices

If we are to transition towards a locally owned development sector, funding needs to reach the women working and driving progress at the community level.

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Instill feminist leadership models

We need to transform our own systems and structures to promote equality within our institutions.

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Increase women’s leadership

We must increase women’s leadership at grassroots level, across key sectors including health and politics.

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About Women in Dev

Women in Dev is a platform which connects and unites women working at all levels and across all regions in the international development, global health and social justice sectors. It is a platform with deeply rooted feminist principles and values that operates across movements, networks, coalitions, initiatives and organisations to provide an environment for women to come together as leaders, advocates and allies working towards the goal of gender equality.

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Steering Committee

The women who steer WomeninDev

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Melissa Kilby

Executive Director Girl Up
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Janet Mbugua

Media Personality and Founder of Inua Dada Foundation
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Ida Horner

Chairperson of Let Them Help Themselves
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Dr. Roopa Dhatt

Executive Director & Co-Founder of Women in Global Health
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Natalia- Nana Lester Bush

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
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Uma Mishra-Newbery

Social Justice and Women's Rights Leader, Former Executive Director of Women's March Global
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Dr. Sethunya Mosime

Head of Sociology Department,University of Botswana
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Dr. Zara Ahmed

Associate Director of Federal Issues, Guttmacher Institute
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Olivia Andrews

Fundraiser, Campaigner and self-described “outspoken Black, lesbian, feminist”
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Helene Wolf 

Chair and Co-Founder, FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders
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Shada Islam

Advisor and Commentator on Europe, Africa, Asia, Geopolitics, Trade and Inclusion

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We love to see it! 😍

@TheAscendFund making a real change by pledging funding to women in nonpartisan, nonprofit organisations to accelerate the pace of change toward gender parity in U.S. politics!

YES to closing the digital divide in South Asia! 🙌🏿 🙌🏾 🙌🏽 🙌🏼

COVID-19 has exacerbated inequalities, but it also left us with some positive side-effects. In the past 2 years, the gap between men and women using mobile internet in South Asia closed by 14%!

Of course, when it comes to sexism and #genderequality, women - and especially the most marginalised women - should lead the conversation.

But we need to see more of this, too: men stepping up, taking responsibility, and taking action!

Tensions at the EU table…

The @EU_Commission wants to sign the #PostCotonou agreement as a solo act, and EU states are fuming. The clock is ticking to resolve this deadlock.

“This is a mistake.” @AsifSaleh

At #G7 the UK announced it would reduce its aid funding to Bangladesh, leaving millions of women and girls without access to family planning and education and thousands left in extreme poverty without support.