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Estrategia de género. Avances y desafíos

Jornada “Estrategia de Género. Avances y desafíos” En la GIZ Paraguay celebraremos el Día Internacional de la Mujer con una jornada de trabajo para analizar nuestras acciones en el marco de la Estrategia de Género 2019 y mejorar nuestra comunicación


“Mulheres e Educação Profissional: Desafios, sucessos e lições para o futuro” The Education Programme of GIZ Mozambiques celebrates Gender Equality with a focus on professional training (TVET). Therefore, an event will be held in Maputo including panel debates and a

Month of Roma Women Activism “Roma Women who removes prejudices”

 Am Weltfrauentag beginnt der Monat des Aktivismus der Roma-Frauen Die Roma-Frauen bauen Vorurteile ab Im Rahmen der traditionellen Maßnahme „Der Monat des Aktivismus der Roma-Frauen“ startet das Roma-Frauennetzwerk am 8. März 2020 folgende Kampagne „Kinderheirat ist kein Teil der Roma–Kultur

Women in Agriculture

Workshop in a rural area such as Ersekë, Albania,  with the participation of local producers, business women, professors from the University of Agriculture. There will be talks and discussions regarding the challenges that women face regarding entrepreneurship in agriculture field.

Lancement du Réseau des Femmes Elues Municipales Tunisiennes

Lancement du Réseau des Femmes Elues Municipales Tunisiennes 07 et 08 mars 2020   La Fédération Nationale des Villes Tunisiennes (FNVT) cherche à soutenir les femmes élues dans leur mandat de gestion des affaires locales à travers la création d’un

Photo Campaign Regional Office Nord

In the framework of the GIZ Gender week, the regional office North is planning a photo campaign to call attention to the discrimination of women and other minorities. As the team of the regional office North is operating Germany-wide, a

Knowledge Café: Step It Up for Gender Equality in South African Media – Winning Project of the GIZ Gender Prize

Knowledge Cafe:  Step It Up for Gender Equality in South Africa Media – One of this year’s winners of the GIZ Gender Prize (in category GG2) !! –   The Step It Up for Gender Equality in South African Media

Psychosocial Support for Female Suvivors of Violence: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

The project on Psychosocial Support in Jordan organises a half day interdisciplinary dialogue in the Jordanian Ministry of Health. Different actors from NGOs, Ministries and Academia will discuss the relevance of psychosocial support for female victims of violence and the

Training on “Gender and Diversity Sensitive Work in Theatre”

The training focuses on sharpening people’s awareness of gender and diversity-related discrimination including sexual harassment. It creates a safe space where the participants can openly share their experiences and work on it with a theatrical and participatory psycho-social approach. The

Taller Interno “¿De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de Violencia contra las Mujeres?”

En la GIZ Bolivia le decimos ¡NO a la violencia contra las mujeres! El Director Residente, el Grupo de Trabajo en Temas Transversales (GTT) y el SFF Prevención, invitamos a  colaboradoras, colaboradores de la GIZ, consultoras y consultores AKUT / IP

AIZ Information desk

Information on current gender training courses and learning opportunities with a gender reference – here we look forward to your feedback: what meets the need, what do you want? Tips & tricks on gender sensitivity in the workplace And: 10

Movie Night “Bed of Thorns”

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Make a Statement – Gender Photo corner

Colleagues are invited to make a statement and raise awareness against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. The Photo Corner at country office calls for joint action, collaboration and creativity. Photo corner – make a Statement

Don`t miss! A Panel of Gender experts discussing Zebra style Politics & Women’s Rights

Panel Discussion concerning “Zebra style politics and women’s rights – How has this approach contributed towards curbing cultural barriers to gender equality?” This session marks the official opening of the Gender Week 2020! Refer to attachment for detailed agenda, speakers

Lady`s Breakfast – GIZ NA celebrates International Women’s day

Panel Discussion on “Zebra style politics and women’s rights – How has this approach contributed towards curbing cultural barriers to gender equality?” Complementing the GIZ Gender Week 2020, GIZ Namibia organised a Panel Discussion where a group of four experts

Let`s Talk – Gender Inequality at Work

Interactive, fun and practical session which aims to explore opportunities of how men can contribute towards gender equality at the workplace. Sea detailed programme here: Let’s talk Masculinity & Gender_04.03

Knowledge Café: Women, Peace and Security | Was bedeutet die Agenda Frauen, Frieden, Sicherheit für unsere Arbeit?

Was bedeutet die Agenda Frauen, Frieden, Sicherheit für unsere Arbeit? 2020 wird das Jahr der Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter mit so vielen Jubiläen wichtiger internationaler Vereinbarungen wie noch nie zuvor: 5 Jahre Agenda 2030 (Agenda 2030 +5), 20 Jahre VN Resolution 1325

Women’s cooperatives facing the challenges of the rural environment

This year, GIZ celebrates the first anniversary of the implementation of the GENDER strategy in its countries of intervention, an opportunity that we seize to allow you to learn more about the first female cooperatives in Algeria created as part

Regional Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2020

EAC Main Hall, Arusha, Tanzania Please find more information in the flyer

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Gender “Get to know your rights” Workshop

GIZ Arusha, Tanzania Please see the flyer for more information

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#EachforEqual Campaign

EAC GIZ Staff in Arusha, Tanzania 17. – 21.02.2020 Please see the flyer for more information

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Economic Empowerment of Women in South East Europe

Two days Regional Workshop (Western Balkan 6 Countries) on strengthening the notarial practices in South East Europe by implementing the gender responsive share of land ownership. The workshop will cover the following sessions: – The LAT methodology and countries’ reporting

Roundtable on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Organizing Roundtable on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment with Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy The objectie of the event is to open a discussion with the lead Governmental representatives and governmental body in charge

Sex-Disaggregated Data Collection Mechanism

Workshop on Internal GIZ CO Sex-Disaggregated Data Collection Mechanism. The objective of the workshop is to prepare the project staff nominated for collection of the sex-disaggregated data for use of the system (excel-based software templates) that is going to be

Gender Equality Strategy

PRESENTATION OF THE GIZ COUNTRY OFFICE GENDER EQUALITY STRATEGY 2020-2024. The Strategy will be presented to GIZ CO staff members including the members of the Management Team. The objective is to achieve ownership by the staff, lobby for time and

Women in Media – Workshop in the Framework of the GIZ-CPS Kenya Project “UMOJA-Radio for Peace”

•• A two-day workshop for community journalist women and the Catholic Radio stations to discuss matters of leadership and policies in our media houses. In our newsrooms, sexual harassment and sexual violence is a problem and most of our stations

Gender & Displacement: Interactive Panel Discussion and Exhibition

In the framework of the GIZ Gender Week and the Philippine Women’s month, we kindly invite you to our event on the nexus between Gender & Displacement consisting of a panel discussion and an exhibition. The event is organised by

Inclusion Initiative Pakistan

  Gender Equity in Pakistan: “There is No Tool for Development More Effective Than the Empowerment of Women” says United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Though women constitute 49% of Pakistan’s population, they constitute only 24% of the labour force. According

Women in Mining Photo Exhibition

During March we will host a photo exhibition in Bonn (in front of the Mäanderkantine) showing different women working in artisanal and small-scale Mining in Westafrica. Learn about how the mining sector affects women and girls differently than men and

Sharing space: Gender in GIZ Lebanon’s project world

The highlight of the week will be a small conference (rather gathering style with some snacks) where some the project participants/beneficiaries will be invited to talk about their experiences. It will be a great opportunity for first-hand insights into the

GIZ India : Gender Market Place : ”When ‘Attitude Meets Action”

GIZ India Gender Day 2020 : When ”Attitude Meets Action”  We at GIZ India kicked off the Gender Week 2020 with a Gender Breakfast Meeting organized on Monday, 3rd March by the project – Womens Economic Empowerment (Her&Now). The Breakfast meeting focused

Economy Wins When Women Work – “E4W” : PAKISTAN

Pakistan is an enormously diverse, multiethnic and multicultural society characterized by uneven development and distribution of resources. There are massive inequalities along social strata, regions, religions, gender and urban-rural manifestations. By international comparison, Pakistan is one of the countries with

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Activism against Gender- Based Violence

Dear All First of all, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020. In 2019, many of you have made distinguished and successful steps in reaching all of our goals as a

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What does it mean to be a man and a feminist?

What does it mean to be a man and a feminist? Many male colleagues wonder which role they can take on when it comes to the promotion of gender equality. Discussions on gender equality are mostly dominated by women. But

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Women, Peace and Security – Opportunities and Challenges in the Implementation of UN Resolution 1325

Women, Peace and Security: Opportunities and Challenges in the Implementation of UN Resolution 1325  Strengthening the Women and Peace and Security Agenda is one of the main focuses of Germany’s membership in the UN Security Council in 2019/20. The aim

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Vernissage #ClosingTheGenderGap

Vernissage #ClosingTheGenderGap  The interactive and multi-media exhibition #ClosingTheGenderGAP – Sustainable Development needs Gender Equality showcases the worldwide commitment of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development for the promotion of gender equality.  After a short introduction you will have

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GIZ Gender Award Ceremony

GIZ Gender-Award Ceremony In 2019 almost twice as many teams applied for the GIZ Gender Award 2020 as two years ago, exceeding all our expectations. The 120 applications received are an impressive testimony to our commitment and our contribution to

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Gender-Transformative Change in Agricultural Skills Development

Women are the backbone of Africa’s agricultural sector. How many times have you heard this phrase? Over and over, experts have highlighted the importance of women in the agricultural workforce and in rural development. Too often, words have failed to

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Let’s talk Gender – from local to national, on and offline!

GIZ Colombia and APC (Presidential Office for int. Cooperation) launched their gender publication and participated in an international campaign for Women in Rural areas of Latin America From the fifteen stories that brought to life the publication Junt*s transformamos Colombia

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GIZ a TOP-Performer – Global Health 50/50 Report 2019

The independent Global Health 50/50 Initiative is associated to the Centre for Gender and Global Health at the University College London. It promotes, tracks and regularly reports on initiatives and global efforts to improve health worldwide. Its 2019 report entitled

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All things Gender: interactive mapping tool

Looking for Gender-related documents and strategies? Our mapping tool might help! As the only GG2 project in agriculture and skills development (TVET), we are always trying to keep up with Gender news and developments. Our project supports the African Union

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Dialoge zu Empowerment am Weltfrauentag: Wie können Migrantinnen und geflüchtete Frauen in der Türkei und Deutschland besser gestärkt werden?

Geflüchtete Frauen und Migrantinnen bergen enormes Potenzial für aufnehmende Gemeinden – in der Türkei wie auch in Deutschland. Das ist das zentrale Thema der Konferenz “Unlocking Migrant Women’s Potential: International Perspectives“, die anlässlich des internationalen Frauentages heute in Ankara stattfindet.

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“Empowerment goes Digital” auf dem Digital Gateway

Empowerment goes Digital! Digital technologies open up undreamt-of possibilities and at the same time harbour the risk of reproducing or even exacerbating existing inequalities. Our new Trend-Topic provides suggestions on how this can be avoided, shows what kind of gender-specific differences

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Laos: Inspirational Presentation on Female Leadership and Career Development

In November 2018, the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lao PDR (ECCIL), together with Austcham, Austaid and the Lao Business Women’s Association, invited 180 female students to an inspirational presentation on female leadership and career development in Vientiane.

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#RealGroundbreakers – Get involved in the social media challenge!

Dear Colleagues, We are not alone. IFAD invites all IFAD Partners to join the celebration of International Women’s Day 2019 showing solidarity with rural women, the #realgroundbreakers! The #RealGroundbreakers is a global campaign for the economic and social empowerment of

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Tanzanian women entrepreneurs bring powerfoods from Africa to Europe

Freshly prepared, dried, as powder or oil, as food supplements or cosmetics – Baobab and Moringa can be used to make a wide variety of products. So far, however, African plants can hardly be found in local and European shops because

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DUFUNA-FEM Code Camp: Software development training programme preparing female students for tech careers in Nigeria

There are many obstacles for women who want to build tech careers in Nigeria. However, programmes particularly focusing on female trainees encourage women who might otherwise not have considered joining. It is also noticeable that employers are particularly keen on

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Women for the energy sector: let’s inspire our young generation!

Experienced women are inspirational role models for young girls! Known as a male-dominated sector, the energy sector requires high skills, consistency and hard work. More women have been working in this sector for years now and have gained many years

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The way forward: dual training for young women in the hotel industry in Bolivia

Bringing together economic and development interests never has been more concrete and exciting. Within the ExperTS network and as part of a pilot project, a three-month training programme for the hotel industry was developed and implemented. The training was oriented

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CARE-Fotoausstellung “Klimaheldinnen” in deutschen Bahnhöfen

CARE stellt in diesem Jahr zwölf Klimaheldinnen mit einer Ausstellung in deutschen Bahnhöfen vor, die dem Klimawandel den Kampf angesagt haben und positive Veränderungen für ihre Familien, Gemeinden und die Weltgemeinschaft schaffen. Mit Hilfe der internationalen Fotoagentur laif core porträtierte CARE Klimaheldinnen

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Website launch:

On International Women’s Day, the the website for gender equality and sustainable development initiative: #women2030! was launched. The international theme for 8th of March this year is “press for progress”. As such the website shares some stories of the brilliant womxn involved in #women2030, in

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#PressForProgress this International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018

Through Women. Fast forward. EY (Ernst & Young Global Limited) is playing a vital role as the #PressForProgress main campaign sponsor of International Women’s Day  on Thursday, 8 March and beyond. EY is calling on all people to help build

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WE EMPOWER Programme Consultation

On 1 January 2018, the European Union, UN Women and ILO kicked off the three-year programme “Promoting economic empowerment of women at work through responsible business conduct – G7 countries”. It aims to support sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth

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Branding Competition: Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls in Southern Africa

 Give us your ideas and win an original Basotho-blanket! The new regional programme „Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls in Southern Africa“ is looking to brand itself. We need a catchy title and/or acronym that we can translate into

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Call for applications: Leadership and Innovation Lab: “Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children”.

We are happy to share the call for applications on the upcoming Leadership and Innovation Lab: “Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children”. This lab is co-convened by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, the GIZ Sector Programme on Gender

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Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition: A Joint Action to Improve Dietary Diversity among Women and Children in Madhya Pradesh (India)

“It has been the tradition for women and girls to eat last. This is how it has always been. No one dares question the tradition”. (Pregnant woman, District Chhatarpur) Sheopur and Chhatarpur are among the most backward and remote districts

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Global Platform on Gender Equality and Religion launched

Building on the growing recognition that the role of faith-based organizations in addressing the needs of women and girls is critical, a global Platform on “Gender Equality and Religion” was launched on 15 March at the on-going UN Commission on

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In the scope of GIZ Gender Week 2017, GIZ Tunisia’s Gender Group members invited their colleagues to be “theatrical”. Our event “Interactive Cinema” started rather conventionally with a warm welcoming by our group members Sarah Chaar and Feriel Habel and

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The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) opens a Child Care Room for Staff Members

With the assistance of the GIZ Support, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has developed a comprehensive Gender Policy. The Policy seeks to enable KAIPTC staff who are either nursing mothers or parents of young children to balance

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MY WORLD Mentoring Toolkit available now

The MY WORLD Mentoring Toolkit explaining the Young Women Mentoring Program in Uganda presented at GIZ Eschborn during GIZ Gender Week 2017 is now available on DMS for GIZ colleagues. Hopefully the toolkit will be useful to all those interested in setting up a similar program

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Community-led value chain development for gender justice and pro-poor wealth creation

The Oxfam Novib programme “Community-led value chain development for gender justice and pro-poor wealth creation” supported by an IFAD grant, contributed to sustainable pro-poor wealth creation and value chain upgrading in Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda through empowerment of women and men from

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An application to prevent and fight violence against women…? / ¿Una App para prevenir y combatir la violencia contra las mujeres…?

…Yes, of course! / ¡…claro que sí! The National Corporation for Telecommunication of Ecuador (CNT-EP) presented the new design and functions of its application “Junt@s” (Together) this 8th of March 2017 on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, especially for

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Celebrated Debate: Gender-Week Mozambique

About 50 colleagues participated in the Gender Week Event of GIZ Mozambique, including some representatives from NGOs and EU delegation. Based on a participative approach and on pictures of Mozambican women – fruit sellers, waste collectors and accountants from the Mozambican

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Engendering the electoral process ahead of the 2017 general elections in Kenya

Kenya has made strides in achieving gender equality and equity in the last years. Article 27 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 espouses the rights of women as being equal to men’s and  accords them equal protection and benefit before

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GIZ Philippines: Pacific Newsletter features interview on LGBTI issues

An interview with Michael Vemuri, one of the coordinators of the GIZ Rainbow Network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) staff was featured in the most recent edition of the GIZ Newsletter for the Philippines and Pacific. The

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Panel: Be Bold for Change. Sustainable Development Goals: Ensuring no one is left behind.

On Thursday, 9 March 2017, more than 55 participants followed the Invitation of the GIZ Gender Working Group Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN to join the GIZ Indonesia Gender Event 2017. The resource persons and participants have experienced an exciting event

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Communicating Gender Award 2017 – Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN

The GIZ Communicating Gender Award 2017 took place to appreciate the hard work put in by projects in gender mainstreaming. On Thursday, 9 March 2017, more than 55 participants followed the Invitation of the GIZ Gender Working Group Indonesia, Timor-Leste

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Competition „Empowerment of women through digital solutions“ – 3 winners announced!

At the end of 2016, the sectoral program „Promoting Gender equality and women’s rights” launched the GIZ-wide competition “Empowerment of women through digital solutions“ calling for proposals of measures that use an innovative “digital solution” which specifically strengthens women and

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Multilingual glossary on gender issues

This multilingual glossary developed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) provides you a harmonized vocabulary in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. It contains a multilingual listing of around 130 relevant terms and definitions. Terms and definitions are accompanied by details

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GIZ India : Gender Cafe and more..

At GIZ India, we began the GIZ Gender Week with an action punch self-defense session! The Risk and Security Desk of the GIZ Office organized separate sessions related to safety and self-defense techniques for both men and women. Both men

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Female leadership in the Cashew Value chain

Women form more than 80% of the labour force involved in collecting raw cashews from the farm. Yet female ownership of the farm is estimated at less than 10%. Likewise, women form more than 80% of workforce in any cashew

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Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Development Challenge

Women’s economic empowerment is widely recognised as one of the most effective means of catalysing positive social transformation in favour of gender equality with wide-ranging positive impacts for women and their communities as well as national economies. Recent studies corroborated

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Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion in the Arab World at the Regional Policy Forum in Jordan

The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) and GIZ hosted the high-level regional policy forum held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah to provide an opportunity to deliberate further policy actions for

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Mentoring manual- an innovative approach for women’s political empowerment

The participation of  women has a long history in Azerbaijan, the first Muslim country to give women the right to vote in 1918. However, in modern Azerbaijan, women are barely represented in leading positions at both national and local level. As

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Power With Purpose is recognising female leadership in global development

Devex and McKinsey & Company are honoring five female leaders that are tackling some of the biggest challenges ahead of the global development community. Social Entrepreneurs, heads of foundations and aid agencies, corporate sustainability pioneers, public figures and elected officials;

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Call for contributions for CSW61 CoAction: Women Determined to Win Equality!

The International Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation proposes a hashtag campaign on the occasion of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Learn about their motivation here. For information on how to participate check out the instructions below and

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OECD issues new DAC gender equality policy marker

The OECD DAC has launched new minimum criteria for the DAC gender equality policy marker. As from January 2017 a gender analysis and a ‘do no harm’ approach is compulsory for all aid activities to ensure at minimum that the

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The soundtrack to gender equality – listen to Les Amazones d’Afrique

Article retrieved from the Guardian, 20 February 2017 ‘The Album is a love letter to men’  ‘We are sick of seeing women suffer because of violence,” says Pamela Badjogo, Afro-jazz and blues singer. “In the family, in the war zones. We

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African women unite to fight for equality – listen to this podcast

“Less than a third of all agricultural land in Africa is operated by women, nearly one in five of whom do not have access to contraception. In addition, almost a quarter of African women are likely to experience violence from

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What is the W+ Standard? – inform yourself

The W+TM Standard is a unique certification label developed by WOCAN that endorses projects that create increased social and economic benefits for women participating in economic development or environment projects, including those that provide renewable energy technologies, time and labor

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“Beauty of Taxation” – an innovative approach to female empowerment

Women Empowerment by Educating Beauty Salons Entrepreneurs At first, few would dare to associate taxation with beauty. But the two can be combined as evidenced by the collaboration of Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in the

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Women and the New Humanitarian Agenda – attend the event

Last year’s World Humanitarian Summit was a first step towards recognising the central role of women in humanitarian crises. Women are not only disproportionally affected by humanitarian disasters, with over 75 percent of the 125 million people in need of

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Creating an economy that works for women – an opportunity to learn

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) invites to participate in a Webinar on “Creating an Economy that works for Women” on 21 February 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT. The session is chaired by Abigail Hunt – Senior Research Officer and gender lead, Growth,

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Gender in Conflict-Affected Areas- an opportunity to learn

Webinar “Applying a Gender Lens to Responsible Business Practices in Conflict-Affected Areas” According to the World Bank, 2 billion people live in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict and violence. Sustainable development comes under threat in conflict-affected

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Livestream of the Gender Competition Award Ceremony 2016 now available

Livestreams of the Gender Competition Award Ceremony 2016 on March 7 in Eschborn, Germany, are now available on DMS in English and Spanish: Livestream in English Livestream in Spanish If you have any troubles downloading the videofiles please contact  

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An App to Prevent Violence Against Women

8 March 2016 – Thanks to a partnership between GIZ and Ecuador’s largest telecom provider, millions of at-risk women can now call for immediate assistance.  Violence against women is still widespread in the Andean region and Paraguay. The World Health

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Infographic: Empowering Women Farmers

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New: Women at Work Trends 2016

The Women at Work report provides the latest ILO data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy drivers for transformative change. Throughout their working lives, women continue to face significant obstacles

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Staatsministerin Böhmer, Menschenrechtsbeauftrage Kofler und BM Müller zum Internationalen Frauentag

Anlässlich des Internationalen Frauentags am 8. März unterstrich die Staatsministerin im Auswärtigen Amt, Maria BÖHMER, ihren Einsatz für die Themen Geschlechtergerechtigkeit, Empowerment von Frauen und Menschenrechte von Frauen auf der internationalen Agenda. Die Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter sei ein wichtiger Faktor

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Neuer ONE Bericht: “Armut ist sexistisch”

Anlässlich des Weltfrauentages 2016 hat die Nichtregierungsorganisation ONE einen neuen Bericht mit dem Titel “Armut ist sexistisch” veröffentlicht. Armut und Geschlechterungleichheit gehen Hand in Hand. Im Jahr 2016 kann eine halbe Milliarde Frauen nicht lesen, 62 Millionen Mädchen gehen nicht zur Schule und in

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NEU: BMZ Road Map 2016 – Entwicklungspolitischer Aktionsplan zur Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter 2016-2020

Die Road Map des Entwicklungspolitischen Aktionsplan zur Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter 2016-2020 des BMZ ist nun online und unter diesem Link verfügbar:

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Resources on gender equality and women’s empowerment: Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

The Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform provides wide access to information and knowledge for sustainable development. The section on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment offers a rich array of resources on the topic of gender and sustainable development – including publications,

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NEW World Bank Gender Strategy 2016-2023

The World Bank Group has released its new Gender Strategy for the years 2016 – 2023 “Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth” By many measures, 2015 marks a watershed year in the international communitys efforts to advance gender equality.

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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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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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Bonn: Promoting gender equality together

Deutsche Welle Report on the recently established Gender(at)InternationalBonn Network:

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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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