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CSW marks 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

The 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) is taking place right now in New York. From 9-20 March 2015, world leaders and advocates for gender equality have been brought together at the United Nations headquarters in New York

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Women’s Empowerment = a central issue of Germany’s upcoming G7 Presidency

In a press release regarding the upcoming German G7 Presidency the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel jointly with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and WTO Director-General

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DW Journal: Afghanistans mutige Frauen

Deutsche Welle. Viele Frauen in Afghanistan sind weiterhin dazu verdammt, zu Hause zu sitzen. Entscheidungen treffen die Männer, der Kampf um Anerkennung und Bewegungsfreiheit ist hart. Allen Widerständen zum Trotz ist Djamila Bajas Polizeigeneralin in Kabul geworden und Djamila Bajas

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In Frauenkleidern durch Kabul

Passend zur Veranstaltung in Bonn “Was kann MAN(N) tun? Gleichberechtigung und die Rolle der Männer in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit”: Deutsche Welle: In Burkas für Frauenrechte: Eine Gruppe afghanischer Männer ist in Frauenkleidung durch Kabuls Straßen gezogen. Mit der Aktion stießen

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NEW PUBLICATION: “Strengthening women’s political participation – Eleven innovative approaches from GIZ governance programmes”

The ongoing efforts to promote gender equality and empower women to participate in local and national politics and decision-making are described in this new publication “Strengthening women’s political participation – Eleven innovative approaches from GIZ governance programmes”. If you want

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Why social protection for women pays off

Promoting gender equality, inclusive growth and development Woman working in rice field Images© Ursula Meissner Social protection is a human right which many women around the world are still denied. Throughout their life cycles – due to their reproductive roles

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Bundesminister Dr. Gerd Müller unterstützt #HeForShe-Kampagne für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter

Bildinformationen© Foto: Thomas Trutschel/photothek | Logo: UN Women Entwicklungsminister Müller hat sich zum diesjährigen Weltfrauentag 2015 der Kampagne #HeForShe angeschlossen. In seinem Beitrag schreibt Gerd Müller: “Die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter ist eine Frage der Gerechtigkeit für alle Menschen dieser Welt –

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Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Equality pays off. Even for companies.

Even though gender equality for all is a key human right, equality for women in the labour market is not yet a reality. Women still interrupt their careers more frequently than men and for longer periods. Many work only part

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Why social protection for women pays off

Sunday is International Women’s Day 2015! To commemorate the Day, GIZ’s Sector Initiative Social Protection has published an online article on gender and social protection on Healthy DEvelopments, the web portal for German Development Cooperation in health and social protection.  The article makes

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Netzwerk für Geschlechtergerechtigkeit „Gender@International Bonn“ startet

Bonn, 5. März 2015 ‐ Zum Internationalen Frauentag starten Schlüsselakteure des internationalen Bonn das Netzwerk „Gender@International‐Bonn“. Das Netzwerk wirbt für Geschlechtergleichstellung als eigenständiges Ziel und als Motor für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Austausch und Kooperation zur Geschlechtergleichstellung, insbesondere durch

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Are gender projects working in a niche? Up-scaling of a gender approach in forestry in Indonesia

Specific women empowerment approaches don’t need to be a niche but can successfully be implemented in other sectors. The video illustrates the spirit of forestry officials in Indonesia taking part in a Community Dialogue facilitators training. The Community Dialogue approach

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Promoting Financial Inclusion of Women in MENA

In the Middle East and North Africa region, only 13% of women have an account at a financial institution (World Bank Global Findex). The microfinance network of Arab countries, Sanabel, and the GIZ MFMR programme launched an award that encouraged

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Join the Gender Network!

What is it? The Global Campus Gender Network is a free, interactive and user-friendly web based forum. It aims to strengthen our gender competence by sharing knowledge, knowhow and experience. It provides a platform for peer learning and advice as

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Finally companies have the opportunity to learn more about the prevention of violence against women!

One out of three women worldwide is suffering from gender-based violence. We are all responsible to fight and prevent these violations of human rights of women – including companies, as key institutions of our societies. Violence against women does not

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Online-Workshops für Unternehmen um Gewalt gegen Frauen vorzubeugen

Schätzungen zufolge hat jede dritte Frau weltweit bereits mindestens einmal in ihrem Leben geschlechtsspezifische Gewalt erfahren. Uns allen obliegt die Verantwortung dieser Menschenrechtsverletzung gegenüber Frauen die Stirn zu bieten und uns für die Prävention von Gewalt einzusetzen – dies schließt

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¡Ahora las empresas también se pueden capacitar en prevenir la violencia contra las mujeres!

Uno de cada tres mujeres en el mundo sufre de violencia de género. Todas y todos estamos responsables en combatir y prevenir esta violación de los derechos humanos de las mujeres, también las empresas como instituciones importantes en nuestras sociedades.

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Uplifting video: GIZ India: Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas (RESRA) Project: assisting lives of women and children

Watch an uplifting video! GIZ India: Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas (RESRA) Project: assisting lives of women and children Shrimati Bhagwanti Portay and 11 other women seized the initiative provided by GIZ RESRA project: they started producing and selling

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First of its Kind: Women Empowerment & Protection Policy for FATA (Pakistan)

Women living in FATA are facing multiple forms of discrimination in their daily lives and are often victims of the ongoing armed conflict. The area of FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) is directly at the borderline to Afghanistan and belongs

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Publications catalogue: Combating violence against women in Latin America

Gender-specific violence against women is still very widespread in the Andean region and Paraguay. Estimates show that between 30 and 50% of women in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador are subjected to physical violence by their partners (WHO 2010). The countries

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Gender Takes Center Stage at GIZ

The annual Gender Week and the Gender Competition, which is held every two years, are designed to highlight our commitment, our wealth of experience and expertise in this field. We are determined to capture and disseminate good practices. In doing

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Guidelines on designing a gender-sensitive results-based monitoring (RBM) system

How does gender mainstreaming fit in with the gender-sensitive results-based monitoring (RBM) system? The guidelines on designing a a gender-sensitive RBM system with its practical inlay featuring the integration of gender in the six process steps for designing and using

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GIZ Gender Strategy – Implementation report 2013-2014

Gender pays off! The Gender Strategy adopted by GIZ in 2012 establishes a binding framework and sets the Goal of promoting gender equality throughout the company, with the support of every staff member inside and outside Germany.  Find out more

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Egypt – empowering young women and sensitizing young men on sexual harassment through art

Egypt – Get an insight to the activities organized by the project “Civic Engagement and Political Participation”: they trained trainers on civic engagement and at the same time focused on empowering young women through WenDo and sensitizing young men on

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