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This article aims to stimulate critical thinking around gender, identity, and power in development organisations. It focuses on two insights from gender and development training: first, an individual’s identities are always multiple and interconnected, so that you cannot talk about gender in isolation; and second, all identities are gendered. There are power dynamics between different identities, and these give privileges to some and make others vulnerable. The aim of transformative gender and diversity training is to acknowledge these power dynamics, to demystify them, and to find strategies that will promote equality for all involved. I discuss four insights from training that have important implications for organisational transformation in relation to gender and diversity.

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