16 November 2023
Including LGBTQI+ Groups in the SDGs
In February, SWIDN held an informal Working Group session to hear from South West-based donor organisation AmplifyChange about their work to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all and improve queer inclusion in the sustainable development goals.
Using the content from this closed session, SWIDN created a brief resource for our members and wider community to support better queer-safe practice in UK organisations within international development. We hope this will facilitate a starting point for discussions and learning.
If you would like to find out about the work SWIDN is doing to support our members to improve queer inclusive practice in the international development sector, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
The White Paper on International Development: A Brief Summary for SWIDN Members
Over the summer months, SWIDN asked our members to share their thoughts in response to the FCDO’s invitation for evidence to feed into the International Development White Paper. We pulled these together into a submission and are pleased to see our calls for greater localisation, a focus on equitable partnerships, and longer term funding represented…
Three years of UK aid cuts: Where has ODA been hit the hardest?
This guest blog was written by Development Initiatives’ Paul Wozniak, based on a recent factsheet. You can read more resources about aid on the DI website. Following a consistent decline in UK official development assistance (ODA) over the past three years, this blog highlights that… … and considers what’s next for UK aid. In-donor refugee costs have…
SWIDN Conference 2023 Recordings
At this year’s SWIDN Conference, we explored the role of UK-based organisations – inshaping a more equitable sector in the future, as allies through queer-safe and antiracist practice; as donors committed to changing practice to increase equity; as advocates for climate justice both individually and professionally; and as local actors in globalsolidarity. We are delighted…