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Author(s): Francisco, Gigi; Harcourt, Wendy; Farhar, Barbara C.; Osnes, Beth; Karve, Priyadarshini; To, Long Seng; Speer, Nicole; Sweetman, Caroline

Publication date: 8 November 2012

Publication type: Journal article

Journal: Gender and Development


Here we are profiling the highly respected and highly influential organisation, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, better known as DAWN. For over a quarter of a century DAWN has researched and advocated on economic and gender justice in the South in the face of globalisation, and ever-more polarised degrees of wealth and poverty across the globe. In 1987, DAWN authors Gita Sen and Caren Grown published their groundbreaking book, Development Crises and Alternative Visions, which remains a fixture on gender and development studies reading lists everywhere

A lot of readers will be familiar with the work of Women in Development Europe (WIDE) and may well have attended one or more of their dynamic and inspiring annual conferences, a regular date in the calendar for many of us. Hit by a funding crisis last year, WIDE is now regrouping, and here Wendy Harcourt, WIDE Chair from 2004 to 2008, talks about the network as it plans for the future.

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