Reflections on International Women’s Day 2018

This International Women’s Day, three members of Itad staff reflect on what the day means for them, personally and professionally.

Claire Hughes, Gender theme lead

In my 20 year journey in international development, I have seen many twists and turns, some giving us hope and energy and others not so much. The launch of DFID’s new Strategic Vision for Gender …

Evaluation is crucial to reaching the FP2020 goals

With the announcement this week that the UK will be holding the Family Planning Summit later this year, the Health Theme in Itad has been thinking about what evaluation means to them in the family planning arena.

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), particularly family planning, is very close to our hearts. As highlighted in our 60-second interview, before we …

Strengthening the enabling environment for young women’s empowerment in Nigeria: unpacking Voices for Change vision of change

On International Women’s Day, Claire Hughes, who leads Itad’s work on gender, reflects on the Voices for Change pathway to empowering young women in Nigeria.

Last week I had the privilege of working with the Voices for Change project team on their theory of change.  Itad is a core partner on this innovative 5 year DFID supported programme, which aims to …

International Women’s Day and Measuring Social Norms

The world celebrated International Women’s Day at the weekend. It made me reflect on how invigorating it has been to start working in this space.

I have had the pleasure to work with some very dedicated individuals (women and men) on an innovative women and girls empowerment programme in Nigeria, called Voices for Change (V4C). The Gender in Nigeria report …