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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💭Are current leadership models working?
Do we have alternatives?

Join us and @fair_wl for the Feminist Leadership Masterclass titled: We need new Leadership models. Can Feminist Leadership play that role?

🗓26th of October, 3 pm BST
~🙏🏽 RT~

📢 Calling feminist activists everywhere 📢

Download the #SheDecides organizing playbook: a practical guide to organizing collective action for a world where SheDecides. 💪

Illustration by the brilliant Evelyn Kandin Geler 👏

One year on and Polish women are still waiting for reproductive autonomy. We continue to stand with women in #Poland and our partners @ippfen and @CIVICUSalliance on this campaign to protect their rights. Polish women's voices must be counted. #WeCount #DefendTheDefenders

The first-ever @WhiteHouse Strategy on #GenderEquity and #Equality was released today & is the result of 200+ #civilsociety orgs’ collective action. Thrilled that it’s comprehensive, #intersectional and employs a whole-of-government approach. More:

Midwifery is a practice of positive social change which transforms healthcare and community well-being. Our #PUSHPartner @everymomcounts produced a film series to amplify the work of #midwives - check out ‘Delivering Hope: Maternal Health Heroes’ below ⬇️