Internal Gender Mainstreaming Activities

Brazil: SMALL STEPS, BIG CHANGES!

GENDER WORKING GROUP OF BRAZIL: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MAINSTREAMING Gender Competition 2020 – Gender Mainstreaming – 3rd Place CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Brazil, gender-based inequalities permeate the economic, educational, political, health, safety and work spheres. They are historical and structural

Germany: Gender @ Global NDC Conference

A HARASSMENT-FREE CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In 2019, the two projects NDC Assist (BMZ) and the Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (BMU) organized an international climate conference in Berlin, the Global NDC Conference.

Colombia: IN COLOMBIA WE TALK ABOUT GENDER … ON AN (INTER-) NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEVEL – IN A DIGITAL AND ANALOG WAY

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The peace agreement of 2016 has changed Colombia: Many people in the country want reconciliation and believe in an upswing. The oldest leftwing guerrilla movement has surrendered most of its weapons. But the post-conflict country is facing

Germany: Out of the blind spot – Visibility to women professionals

1. Corporate culture When at a conference, we try to count the number of women and men at the audience. Not surprisingly, women are often in a numeric balance, if not in advantage. Nevertheless, this advantage cannot be extrapolated when

Germany: Changing Norms on Menstruation – Co-creating Menstrual Health and Hygiene Actions

Introduction In November 2019 the German Parliament agreed that from January 2020 the tax on sanitary products – the so-called Tampon Tax – would be decreased from 19% to 7%. At this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day (28.05.) PtS Flachsbarth (http://www.bmz.de/20180525-1)

Jordan: “What are Masculinities?”

1. Country context Jordan Bordering Syria, the West Bank, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Jordan is in the center of the ‘Middle East’ with approximately 10.5 million inhabitants and categorized as a lower-middle income country. In the recent decades, the Hashemite

Germany: Gender-Offensive beim Betriebssport – Fußball für alle in der GIZ

„Fordert das, was euch zusteht!“ rief Marta, brasilianische Nationalspielerin, in die Kameras zu den Mädchen während der Frauen-Weltmeisterschaft im vergangenen Sommer in Frankreich. Mit ihrem Tor gegen Italien im dritten Spiel Brasiliens bei der Frauen-WM wurde Marta die beste Torschützin

Kyrgyzstan – Vision needs Attitude – Attitude meets Action

Vision needs Attitude – Attitude meets Action. With this already well-known motto, GIZ Kyrgyzstan office has started its new approach in promotion of gender equality. We call it a ‘reboot’ in the internal system of GIZ Kyrgyzstan office and projects

Jordan and Lebanon: ZERO TOLERANCE FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

DEVELOPING AN ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY FOR GIZ JORDAN AND LEBANON CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Jordan and Lebanon, sexual harassment at the workplace is widespread and constitutes an obstacle to equal employment of women and men. Yet, both the Jordanian and

Bangladesh: GIZ Bangladesh’s Journey towards Gender Equality

#SAY YES TO “HARASSMENT FREE WORLD” CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The Government of Bangladesh has ratified Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) 1979 and adopted the National Women Development Policy 2011. To achieve gender equality

Brazil: Development of a GIZ Brazil Policy Against Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

  Intro The development of internal guidelines for GIZ Brazil office to combat sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace brought up innovative actions to the national office context. A specific external ombudsman for these types of cases was

Brazil: Gender Working Group

GIZ Brazil’s gender working group (WG gender) has been improving and expanding its activities with the objective of transforming the organizational culture of GIZ on gender equity and respect for diversity. As Brazil is increasingly distant from achieving gender goals,

Brazil: Intersectionality and inclusive non-sexist language: Gender Working Group and SFF Human Rights

Gender mainstreaming within the company Introduction – Social and political scenario Despite the constitutionally guaranteed rights and ratified international obligations regarding human rights and gender equity, Brazil continues to face cultural and political barriers that are structurally patriarchal, sexist and

Tunisia: CHANGE STARTS WITH US!

GENDER GROUP TUNISIA: FOR A CULTURE THAT RESPECTS DIFFERENCE Gender Competition 2020 – Gender Mainstreaming – 1st Place CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Tunisia is undergoing profound political, social and juridical changes. Since 2011 Tunisia has embarked on a democratic transition, in

Pakistan: Female Internship Program

Background GIZ Pakistan as part of its commitment to mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda (SDG: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls), and alignment of personnel structure to have a diversified workforce with adequate and balanced gender ratio, set

Bolivia: Y la actitud se encontró con la acción – Política de Recursos Humanos sensibles a la equidad de género en la GIZ Bolivia

Antecedentes Han pasado más de 50 años de presencia y trabajo de la Cooperación Alemana en Bolivia, actualmente la GIZ como empresa ejecutora de programas y proyectos de la cooperación técnica entre el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia y la República

Germany: Vision needs Attitude, Attitude meets Action

Die „Gespräche zur Internationalen Zusammenarbeit“ am Weltmädchentag in der GIZ-Repräsentanz Berlin Gezielte Förderung von Mädchen und jungen Frauen, Gleichberechtigung in allen Lebensbereichen, weltweit. Aus einer gemeinsamen Vision ist eine gemeinsame Aktion mit Tradition geworden. Seit drei Jahren nimmt die GIZRepräsentanz

Benin: CONCEPT DE L’INITIATIVE GIRLS DAY

CONSTAT Faible taux de présence des femmes aux postes de responsabilité et aux postes techniques dans le Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances (MEF) et le Ministère du Plan et du Développement (MPD) CONSÉQUENCE L’absence de femmes aux postes de

Liberia: #WeAreProtected

GIZ LIBERIA STAFF PROTECT EACH OTHER AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE After a hard-hitting article on sexual abuse at a Liberian girls’ school was published in US media in October 2018, Liberian women’s rights activists started to mobilize under

Vietnam: SMALL STEPS FORWARD TO GENDER EQUALITY

BUILDING BLOCKS TO LARGE CHANGE IN GIZ VIETNAM Gender Competition 2020 – Gender Mainstreaming – 2nd Place CONTEXT The Vietnamese culture is influenced by Confucianism’s interpretations, characterised by male privilege and hierarchical relationships, resulting in gender stereotypes and inequality. This

Kenya: CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNAL GENDER MAINSTREAMING

                                          CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNAL GENDER MAINSTREAMING Annex 1: Corporate culture Gender equality is intrinsically linked to sustainable development and is vital to the realization of human right for all. The   overall objective of gender is a society in which women

Afghanistan: Gender Mainstreaming within the Company Entry

Our Objectives: Thank you for holding this competition entry on Gender. We have had three goals in mind encouraged us participating to this competition and committed to implement and achieve the below objectives. 1- To contribute relevant to the subject-matter

Plurinational: The GIZ Rainbow Network

Promoting a more inclusive gender approach Advocating respect for human rights, equal opportunities and integrity are core values of GIZ. The GIZ Rainbow Network is actively pursuing to make this a lived reality by promoting structural embodiment of lesbian, gay,

Marocco: Translating GIZ Gender Strategy into practice

Starting with the designation of two new Gender Focal Points in 2015, the GIZ Office in Morocco worked towards the implementation of the GIZ Gender Strategy through a strategic and concerted effort. In early 2016, the Gender Focal Points organized

Tunisia: View of Gender Focal Point Tunisia

Soumission au Concours Genre 2018 Au nom du Groupe Genre de la GIZ Tunisie, nous avons le plaisir de soumettre notre dossier pour le Concours Genre 2018, dans la catégorie “Intégration de la dimension du genre dans l’entreprise”. Nous espérons

Pakistan: Thinking Pink at GIZ Pakistan

Gender as a cross-cutting topic in Pakistan German development cooperation has been engaged in Pakistan for more than 50 years. Pakistan currently represents one of the biggest portfolios of GIZ worldwide. According to the country strategy of the Federal Ministry

Pakistan: Gender and Security

Presently, GIZ employs around 45 international and 350 national staff and implements projects throughout Pakistan, a male and Muslim dominated country. Cultural as well as gender considerations differ considerably from Western norms with gender mainstreaming often considered to be a

GIZ Bolivia: Community of Practice Practice Gender and Interculturality// Bolivia: GIZ Bolivia Hace Camino Al Andar El Grupo De Temas Transversales

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The plurinational state of Bolivia shows one of the highest indicators of gender-based violence and feminicide in the Americas. Statistically, 7 in 10 women will experience some sort of violence in their life, most likely during´a romantic

Indonesia: View of Gender Focal Points Indonesia

Indonesia has ratified the major international conventions that uphold principles of gender equality and empowerment of women. Nevertheless, there is a wide gap between the content of the Indonesian laws and their applications. The Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace

Benin: Gender House

  Le tableau ci-avant présenté montre plusieurs dimensions du genre à savoir : Tout d’abord, l’homme sur l’échelle en train de mettre l’enseigne GIZ et la femme qui met la peinture sont un noir et une blanche tous deux employés

Mauritania: Khaima Pipi

The competition entry can be downloaded. (In German)  

Uganda: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Many of Uganda’s developmental issues can be traced back to underlying Gender inequalities. Over half of married women report to have experienced violence by their partner. Internationally Uganda has the highest percentage of women (40%) and men (36%) who agree