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BRIDGE supports gender advocacy and mainstreaming efforts by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice.

Share your thoughts on the Gender and Social Movements Cutting Edge Pack

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Take part in the Gender and Social Movements Cutting Edge Pack survey and let us know what you think of the pack and how you have used it in your work and activism. It is really important for us to find out more about the impact our Cutting Edge Packs may have had and build on this in future work.

The survey will take about five minutes. Please feel free to skip questions not relevant to your experience, and do add extra information and detail in the free text boxes wherever you can. You do not need to fill in your name and organisation if you wish to remain anonymous.

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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?

This free web-based course provides participants with a grounding in the current concepts of governance from a gender perspective and offers some examples and resources for applying these within key governance institutions, with a focus on governments. Although the course is intended to be most useful for people in Nigeria, it could be valuable for people from any region.

Survey on the challenges faced by activists

Sex, rights and the internet

The Association for Progressive Communications network want to hear about how activists working on sexuality rights use the internet in their work and whether they face barriers in using it freely and fully. They are running a survey, available in nine languages, as part of the EROTICS research project.

EROTICS aims to “narrow the gap between political assumptions and a better understanding of content and ‘harm’ based on women’s real experience of sexuality online.” The survey responses will be used for the research and advocacy and the APC will not be able to personally identify you by the information you provide, unless you choose to provide your details.

London hosts global summit on rape and sexual violence in conflict

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Sexual violence in and beyond the 'warzone'

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict takes place in London from 10-13 June 2014. The event will be co-hosted by the UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague and special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, actor Angelina Jolie.

Ahead of the summit, the Institute of Development Studies has published a Rapid Response Briefing titled ‘Addressing Sexual Violence in and beyond the “Warzone”’ which calls on world leaders to focus their attention on the multiple forms of sexual violence that occur in all conflict and conflict-affected settings.

Tell us what you think about BRIDGE

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. You will find it here.

New web Francophone resource – Francophone thematic database of resources for the promotion of gender equality

Observ’action is a new web project run jointly by BRIDGE and our partner Genre en Action, an international network of organisations working towards gender equality in development in Francophone countries. For each gender thematic area of focus, Observ’action will publish BRIDGE synthesis work and give visibility to the knowledge, experiences and expertise developed in Francophone countries. We aim in this way to stimulate dialogue amongst different actors and support the work of activists and policy makers in the region. The first area of focus has been climate change.

You can visit the website by clicking here. You can contribute resources by writing to Or keep in touch with the initiative by following Genre en Action on Twitter and Facebook.

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