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Expanding frontiers in gender and development

7th March, 2011
Overseas Development Institute, London, UK



March 8 2011 marks the centenary of International Women’s Day, a day that celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women, and also serves as a reminder of the inequities still to be addressed. This event will  aim to identify new frontiers in important areas of gender and development including gender-based violence, climate change, economic and social empowerment, and governance, with the possibility for highlighting promising new initiatives and the potential to go to scale.

Speakers and schedule

Key speakers and discussants:


  • Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, Opposition Spokesperson, International Development
  • Ms Nisreen Alami - Programmes Advisor, UN Women
  • Dr Sajeda Amin - Senior Associate,  Population Council, Bangladesh
  • Professor Maxine Molyneux - Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London


  • Chair of Session 1:
    Dr Caroline Harper -
    Head of Programme, Social Development, ODI
  • Chair of Session 2:
    Dr Nicola Jones
    - Research Fellow and Head of Programme, Social Development, ODI

Event website

For more information on this event, please see the ODI Event Website

Meeting reports

For a report on the full series of events “Exploring and expanding the frontiers of gender and development” please see the ODI report 


Resources and links

See also the Overseas Development theme pages of;