BRIDGE supports gender advocacy and mainstreaming efforts by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice.
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.
Women's rights activists, gender experts, donors, government representatives, and UN staff around the world are gearing up for this year's Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place from 10-21 March 2014, in New York.
This year's theme is, 'Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.' Staff from the Institute of Development Studies will feature in two parallel events during the CSW.
The winners of the highly-contested Gender Discrimination Now! competition have been announced. Entrants were invited to share their experiences and stories for challenging gender discrimination and making change happen. Three first prize winners and six runners-up were selected from more than 250 submissions from 63 countries.
The contest was organised by four partners: Gender at Work, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), BRIDGE, and the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Argentina.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or keep in touch with the initiative by following Genre en Action on Twitter and Facebook.