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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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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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“I realised that something critical was missing - the voices and experiences of women & vulnerable groups.”

In this #WhatImStrugglingWith blog post, we hear from architect & urbanist Safaa Charaafi on how our cities are designed for and by men.


"We are not perfect, but we are stronger and wiser than the sum of our worries."

- Audre Lorde, African American feminist writer & activist.

👏🏽Accepting that we are imperfect, but still brilliant and capable, is #SelfCare.👏🏽

#MondayMotivation #WomensHistoryMonth

Have you heard of the Glass Cliff Phenomenon?
The @RaceEquityIndex & @TheBetterOrg have observed a worrying new dimension to this phenomenon within the global dev space, specifically involving Black Women & WOC.

Read their piece on the New Glass Cliff:

“Unpopular opinion: true self care should actually feel really bad.”

Choosing yourself in a development space that constantly wants more from you will will temporarily feel bad but honouring yourself in the long run is sustainable💪🏽

What boundary are you going to set today?