Resources and networks

Tearfund is a member of the following networks:

Gender and Development Network

This is a network with a diverse membership of leading practitioners, academics and consultants working on gender and development issues in the UK. Tearfund is a member. Please visit its website for more information and details about its various working groups on Violence Against Women and Post-2015 MDGs.

Micah Network 

The Micah Network is a group of 800 Christian relief, development and justice organisations and individuals from 75 countries. Micah Network was formed in 1999 with the aims to: 

1. Build capacity
2. Encourage integral mission
3. Advocate for change

Visit the Micah Network gender forum for more information.


CONCORD is the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development. Its 20 international networks and 22 national associations from the European Union member states and the candidate countries represent more than 1,600 European NGOs vis-à-vis the European institutions. 

UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development: Gender and HIV Working Group

The UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development is a group of more than 80 UK-based organisations which work together to understand and develop effective approaches to the problems created by the HIV epidemic in developing countries.

UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development - working group on gender and HIV

Useful links

Christians for Biblical Equality

Bridge is a development website focused on gender issues 

The CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) website has useful links to other UN areas

The UN Women page is available in English, French and Spanish 

ELDIS is a website for sharing information: you can get free emails on specific topics sent direct to your inbox. It is useful for keeping up to date with news and learning within the development community
Mainstreaming gender equality


Tearfund's Gender Policy (PDF 165 KB)

Gender Issues in The Project Cycle – A checklist (PDF 25 KB)
Mainstreaming gender into Project Cycle Management (PDF 52 KB)
Gender, HIV and AIDS and the role of the church in Africa (PDF3.6 MB)
Gender mainstreaming (PDF 47 KB)
Gender-based violence PowerPoint presentation (PDF 46 KB)

More resources are available from these alliances:

We will speak out coalition