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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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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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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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Did you catch last week’s #TapestrySeries event on feminist network building?🎉

We heard from incredible speakers @niiugre, @LatanyaFrett, @lealevers & @rachelfirth17.

Look at the beautiful ‘tapestry’ created by @thinklink_e at @ThinkLink & rewatch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZHOxx3qie8

I just saw a few comments of ppl saying I was ugly cause I wasn’t wearing any makeup. And I really want y’all to get the help y’all need because makeup isn’t real. I’m beautiful in real life, because of who I am, not what I look like.

The world’s population has now reached 8 billion!

Some view this as an achievement; others see it as depleting resources & marginalised communities who already feel the effects of over population & climate change feeling them even more.

Read more👇🏽

https://msmagazine.com/2022/11/14/8-billion-people/

NEW: In editorial leadership roles and in news coverage, women are significantly under-represented. The report below offers solutions across the entire news value chain to unlock progress in representation, inclusion, audience engagement, & even revenues: https://internews.org/from-outrage-to-opportunity-women-media/

Afghanistan is the ONLY country in the world right now that bans girls from going to school. It has been 438 days since Taliban ordered girls to stay at home.

Each of us who have the freedom to speak, must not look away. Taliban’s barbarism is not acceptable in 21st century.