We identify as feminists and strive to root our work in intersectional feminist approaches and analysis. Our many years of experience working in solidarity with partner organisations – including women’s rights organisations – in the so called ‘Global South,’ informs our approach which is grounded in programme realities, tailored to support practitioners working in highly complex contexts and tailored to fit the differing needs of organisations. Using participatory methodologies, we strive to enable organisations to develop gender transformative approaches, to address power inequalities and make a meaningful difference to the lives of diverse women and girls and men and boys. We are also deeply aware of the power and privileges we have as UK based consultants and work hard to engage directly with practitioners and communities, reflecting on ways to address unequal power balances and giving attention to voices that have long been marginalised, particularly those of women and girls. We collaborate with other feminist consultants and researchers.
Elanor has experience of developing programmes on women’s rights, children’s rights, child protection, gender equality, both designing and conducting primary and secondary research and participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) processes, which include strong gender analysis and developing training tools and guidelines. She has worked as a Learning, Impact and Monitoring Advisor for Plan UK and supported Womankind Worldwide and its partners in an MEL role. For Womankind, she has worked closely over the years with several of their partners, all of which were women’s rights organisations, to help design projects, theories of change and build partner MEL capacity. As a consultant, she has undertaken research and facilitated programme design on a number of women’s and girls’ rights issues including violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and participation, girls’ sexual and reproductive health behaviour and girls’ education. She has produced high quality reports for a range of audiences and is used to working independently and remotely. Elanor speaks fluent Spanish and a good standard of Portuguese.
Kanwal has expertise in multi-sectoral women’s and girls’ rights programming, particularly violence against women and girls, women’s political participation, adolescent girls’ education, and using the media to challenge discriminatory gender norms. Through her work in both feminist organisations (e.g. Womankind Worldwide) and mainstream organisations (e.g. Plan International UK) she offers practical technical advice on targeted work on women’s and girls’ rights as well as how to better integrate this work into mainstream development programmes. At Girl Effect she managed a global team of gender advisors and MEL staff and was on the Senior Management Team. More recently, working as a consultant, Kanwal has carried out qualitative research (e.g. for BBC Media Action, Comic Relief, ActionAid UK, Ideo.org), undertaken evaluations (Womankind Worldwide) and organisational gender reviews (Internews, Proforest, WWF), produced programme and policy guidance (Saferworld, FRIDA – the Young Feminist Fund, Humanity Inclusion) and developed and facilitated gender equality training (British Council, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, UNICEF UK) for a range of organisations.