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

Enshrining gender equality in law

New International Development Act in the UK

The International Development (Gender Equality) Act has recently been passed in the UK. It aims to promote gender equality in the UK’s provision of both development and humanitarian assistance.

“This law is indeed an opportunity as long as it addresses the deep structural inequalities and moves away from just focusing on women to looking at the relationships and the power dynamics between men and women, boys and girls,” said Georgina Aboud from the BRIDGE team.

This blog post, written by Stephen Thompson for the Health & Education Advice & Resource Team, explores how the new law could impact on the development landscape.

Building gender equality beyond 2015

'Myth and Reality': IDS at CSW58

Members of the BRIDGE team have been at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Here they bring together some of the Institute of Development Studies’ involvement with social media reaction and key resources. Reflecting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), what is needed for a post-2015 development framework which also helps to build gender equality?

The highs and the lows for gender equality

Have we seen progress since International Women’s Day 2013?

Every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on 8 March. It has grown to become a day when people march, party, lobby, debate, create and mobilise in the name of women’s rights and gender equality across the world.

The BRIDGE team has been looking back at some of the major developments for women’s rights and gender equality since the last International Women’s Day: from unpaid care work recognition to child marriage in Zambia, abortion rights in Texas to gay rights in Uganda.

Cutting Edge Pack on gender and social movements launched

Exciting new multimedia online resource on gender and social movements

We are very excited to announce the launch of our Cutting Edge Pack on Gender and Social Movements. The pack is housed in a new online resource containing, in addition to the pack's overview report and In Brief bulletin, a range of multimedia resources on the topic of gender and social movements.

Explore the site to find information, evidence and tools for activists who want to bring a gender perspective into the work of social justice movements, and for supporters of gender-just movements worldwide.

We are very interested to hear what you think about this new way of showcasing Cutting Edge Packs. Please tell us your thoughts!

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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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.

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