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Our framework highlights the interlinked dimensions of change required to make sustainable progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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Our bi-monthly Gender at Work podcast amplifies the voices of global gender activists searching for new ways to understand our work, our institutions and ourselves.

Action Learning

Gender Action Learning is a change process aimed at transforming unequal power dynamics, organizational culture and processes to advance gender equality.

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Our knowledge resources include conceptual tools and practices to change the deep structures that hold gender inequality in place in organizations and communities.

Consulting

Gender at Work offers a range of consulting services to organizations to strengthen their contribution to gender equality and work to advance feminist leadership.

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We are advancing the theoretical foundations on gender equality by engaging with universities and organizations to promote research and offer new courses.

our mission

gender equality isn’t a woman’s issue. it’s a human issue.

Gender at Work envisions a world that values and respects women’s human rights and cultures of equality, especially gender equality. We understand that to change systems of power that hold inequality in place, relationships between people, institutions and organizations have to shift.

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Reflections on the Transgender Day of Visibility

The same day in March that the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, my Gender at Work colleagues and I were in a meeting room in Hyderabad. Oblivious to this fact, we were diligently planning for what promised to be a busy year for the next phase of the Project funded by Oak Foundation. After successfully executing phase 1 of the project, our first larger collective planning session for the second phase was scheduled...

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Episode 21: Are Feminist Leadership Transitions Feminist?

We just completed the seminal month for women’s rights globally – worldwide celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, innumerable events worldwide for Women’s History month in the United States, and the 66th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) recently concluded. Women’s rights and feminist organizations and movements are the drivers of change for gender equality yet, the question of how feminist organizations grow and thrive, the tensions they experience between principles and how those get practiced,...

Episode 20: Feminist Leadership Transitions

In our last episode we talked about the challenges of dismantling patriarchy and promised that our next episode would start to unpack different strategies to topple patriarchy. We have chosen to focus first on how leadership transitions happen and what happens to the leaders who choose to leave. There is a generational shift in leadership of feminist organizations around the world and we can see that these shifts happen differently in different contexts. They  represent a way in which we...

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This meeting hosted by the UN Feminist Network, Gender at Work and the Feminist UN Campaign aims to bring together feminists from the UN and NGOs, to create a space for sharing and strategising on how to ensure the changes that are needed in our institution.

  1. mission & history

    How it all began
    In 1999, three impassioned feminists – Aruna Rao, David Kelleher and Rieky Stuart – wrote Gender at Work: Organizational Change for Equality, a book that laid the seeds for this international collaborative. Gender at Work was founded in 2001 by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, now UN Women), and Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP). It was established as a non-profit in 2003.
  2. mission & history

    Founded by AWID, CIVICUS, UN Women & WLP
  3. mission & history

    Registered as a Non-Profit Organization in the US
  4. mission & history

    Gender Action Learning Program Launched in India
  5. mission & history

    Registered as a Non-Profit Organization in Canada
  6. mission & history

    Registered as a Non-Profit Trust in India
  7. mission & history

    Established Gender at Work Private Limited in India
  8. where we're headed

    What we hope to achieve by 2020
    The work that we do now is crucial for the feminist future we hope to see by 2020. We are committed to expanding our work and growing our network so that more change agents around the world will be equipped with the necessary strategies to untangle deep structures that discriminate against women. In addition, we strive to increase the number of organizations that recognize the importance of changing deep structures of discrimination and informal norms in order to end discrimination against women and create cultures of equality.

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