Perspectives from the Field
GPN members and other practitioners are encouraged to reflect upon and share their work to generate dialogue on the many issues related to gender and public policy. Perspectives from the Field can take many forms, including photo essays, journal entries, academic writing, and personal and professional stories about experiences in the field.
We invite you to submit any of your work to the Network to be posted on this page. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, all submissions should adhere to the GPN ethical policy.
Recent Perspectives from the Field
- Fatema Gunja reflects on the Dubai student leadership conference, “Women as Global Leaders: Educating the Next Generation.”
- Nadia Underhill reports back from the 2005 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil
- An Introduction to the Gender and Policy Network (.pdf): a presentation from the Network Coordinators.
- Gender Relations in Rwanda (.pdf): Changes and Challenges in the Wake of Genocide. By Hilary Matthews
- Housing, services, settlements, and women: some design considerations at work (.pdf). By Sue Marshall
- Mainstreaming Gender Issues in UN Habitat Policies and Programs (.ppt). PowerPoint presentation by Alice Storch.
- "We Need to Focus More on Voice than on Exit for Gender Equality" by Karen McGuinness
- "Choice or Struggle? Overcoming the Cult of Motherhood and the Cult of the Successful Worker" by Sara Curran
- "Women working to make a difference: review of the Institute for Women's Policy Research conference" by Jessica Brondo
- "A Profile of Mme Azeto Ouedraogo, President of the Association des Femmes de Gourcy, Burkina Faso" by Alyssa Wilson
- Atrocities against Scheduled Caste Women: Sharon Barnhardt's notes from the field.
- The Women of Aceh: Kira Kay reflects on her time in Aceh through a photo essay
- To Hell and Back: Luna Ranjit's poem and short essay about human trafficking in Nepal and India
- Training for Compassion: Re-shaping the Provision of Women’s Health Care Around the World: Kristina Graff shares her experiences and images of working on women's health services over the past four years.
Forging a new relationship between civil society and the State in Latin America – The Index of Fulfilled Commitments (Ínidice de Compromiso Cumplido, ICC): Steven Shafer discusses how the Index of Fulfilled Commitments, which was first developed in Chile, has created a model for implementing civilian oversight of the state and consequently reconstructed civil society in the new democratic Latin America.