About the Author
Caroline Sweetman

Caroline Sweetman


Caroline is Editor of Oxfam's international journal Gender & Development. She has over twenty years experience in Oxfam GB, with spells as a gender policy and programme adviser, and as a policy researcher.

Wend-Kouni, from Rouko village, Burkina Faso, digs for gold. Ollivier Girad/CIFOR

No environmental justice without gender justice

Gender, Gender & Development Journal, General, Natural Resources 2 Comments

Gender equality and women’s rights are core to attaining sustainable, just human development. Editor, Caroline Sweetman, introduces the natural resource justice issue of the Gender & Development journal. 2017 is on course to be the deadliest year yet for environmental activism: 150 women and men have so far been murdered for defending natural resources and the communities who depend on …

A team hired by the railway company maintain draining ditches alongside the track that runs through Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Sam Tarling

Taking a toilet break: on the railway line

Gender, Gender & Development Journal, General, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 0 Comments

Having unmet needs for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) not only endangers life, it can negatively affect all aspects of daily existence, and women and girls suffer the most. Editor, Caroline Sweetman, introduces the WASH issue of the Gender & Development journal. Imagine you’re a teenage girl, dying to go to the loo – but you can’t, until your mother …

Women's March Washington DC

Fundamental questions, women’s rights responses

Gender, Gender & Development Journal 0 Comments

Caroline Sweetman, Editor of Gender and Development, introduces their latest issue on women’s rights and fundamentalisms. The new issue of Gender & Development focuses on nothing less than the question of what constitutes heaven on earth. While visions of global development suggest that’s about realizing rights and social justice for everyone, religious fundamentalists peddle an alternative vision of heaven – …

Women leading in the peace

Fragile contexts, Gender, Gender & Development Journal, Governance 1 Comment

According to World Bank estimates of September 2016, two billion people live in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence. By 2030, the share of global poor living in fragile and conflict-affected situations is projected to reach 46 per cent. Caroline Sweetman, Editor of Gender & Development, introduces us to the theme of gender in fragile …