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Jenny Edwards

Project Manager



Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA)

Action for Empowerment and Accountability is an international research programme which explores how social and political action can contribute to empowerment and accountability in fragile, conflict, and violent settings, with a particular focus on Egypt, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria and Pakistan.


Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Research Programme Consortium

Pathways is a research and communication programme which seeks to discover where women are achieving real gains despite or because of policy and practice. It looks at how this has happened, and aims to make these pathways visible so that we can build on these revealed successes.



Challenging Binaries to Promote Women’s Equality

Feminist Dissent 3

In this special issue of Feminist Dissent, we are calling for a new interpretive framework that recognises the multiple genealogies that have contributed to binary constructs of the Western/secular versus the authentic/religious; takes into account the different power positionalities of those...

27 November 2018

Journal Article

Gender, Sexuality and Development: Revisiting and Reflecting

IDS Bulletin 47.2

This article looks at how the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has participated in, contributed to, and been shaped by debates around gender and sexuality. Through interviews with key participants in the gender and sexuality research story of IDS, we explore certain periods and themes...

Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed

29 April 2016

Journal Article

Beijing+20: Where Now for Gender Equality?


The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), celebrated by feminist activists as a triumph for women's rights, is 20 years old. The world that it once described has changed profoundly in some respects, and yet in others remains surprisingly similar. This IDS Bulletin reflects on those...

27 July 2015

Jenny Edwards’s recent work


Call for Papers: IDS Bulletin on Sexual Harassment and Accountability

This is a call for papers for a special issue of the IDS Bulletin which will be looking at how accountability for addressing sexual harassment actually works on the ground. This call is open to scholars, practitioners, policy experts and activists, and we welcome contributions from around the...

17 May 2018

Past Event

The Turn to Resilience in Humanitarian Aid

Although some aspects of aid never seem to change, the author maintains that we are currently experiencing a significant turn in humanitarian aid. Whereas some changes are enabled by technological innovations, such as the use of digital payment systems or drones.

5 June 2017