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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 sara.rottensteiner@giz.de  

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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: http://www.bmz.de/de/mediathek/publikationen/reihen/strategiepapiere/Strategiepapier365_2016.pdf

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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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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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Bonn: Promoting gender equality together

Deutsche Welle Report on the recently established Gender(at)InternationalBonn Network: http://www.dw.de/promoting-gender-equality-together/a-18306821

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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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Judicial Protection of Women’s Rights in Africa

Every day, women face discrimination in many ways. Be it access to land, heritage and sexual or gender-based violence. Human rights instruments  guarantee specific rights of women.  Women’s rights in Africa are enshrined in the Maputo Protocol which complements the

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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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Gender equality network: Gender@International Bonn launched

Bonn, 5 March 2015 – On the eve of international women’s day, key players in Bonn have launched the Gender@International Bonn network. The network promotes gender equality as a goal in its own right and as an enabler of sustainable

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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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Germany (Bonn) – Gender in Value Chains

The improvement of supply chains is a key instrument for economic support measures in the agricultural sector. From a development perspective, it is crucial to induce gender-sensitive supply chains, strengthening women’s income possibilities and promoting an equal footing in the

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South Africa (Johannesburg) – Roundtable on Women and Agricultural Finance

Unlocking funding and business opportunities for women throughout the agricultural value chain By bringing together gender, agriculture and financing experts, the roundtable discussion aims to unlock funding and business opportunities for women throughout the agricultural value chain. Through this initiative,

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Peru (Lima) – Training for Gender Focal Points

The Gender Group of the GIZ-Peru will realize a training workshop for gender focal points and advisors from Wednesday, 4th till Friday, 6th of March. The around 25 participants will mainly come from the GIZ-Peru, but also some colleagues from

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Peru (Lima) – Awareness Raising “If you were the Opposite Sex…”

The Gender Group of the GIZ-Peru is organizing an activity on the 6th of March, in order to raise awareness amongst the colleagues and visitors of the GIZ-Peru and its programs and projects, about the importance of making gender equality

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Zimbabwe (Harare) – Positive Masculinities and HIV Prevention

As part of the HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme, the HIV/AIDS mainstreaming officer at the GIZ Zimbabwe country office regularly organizes Staff Sensitization Talks, usually on the last Friday every month. To commemorate the International Women’s Day, the March Staff Talk will

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Rwanda (Kigali) – The Role of Men in Realizing Gender Equality

Awareness raising activities on the role of men in achieving gender equality as a follow-up of the  campaign “Proud of Her” initiated in 2014: Warm up questions Film/dokumentary projection Working in groups & discussing the following questions: According to CEDAW,

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India (New Delhi) – Calling on all Men and Boys to Make it Happen

Outdoor activity – GIZ India along with UNWOMEN’s #HeForShe Campaign:   where all GIZ men and boys of India will be encouraged to take a pledge for gender equality in ensuring equity, gender justice and also to stand up against

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Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) – Awarding Improved Cooking and Baking Stoves (ICS) and pico PV systems

EnDev Ethiopia will display its energy-efficient fuel saving stoves and solar devices. Partnering with the responsible Ministry, EnDev Ethiopia will award Tikikil stoves for female officers distinguished as “role models” at the Federal Ministry. When? Friday, 5th of March 2015,

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Burundi (Bujumbura) – Challenging Gender Roles: Short film featuring GIZ colleges

GIZ Burundi is producing a short film starring colleagues from all projects who answer the same 5 questions. The short film will then be used as an introduction to a series of discussion rounds during the gender week. When? 3rd,

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India (New Delhi) – Gender Meet: Gender Equality at the heart of development

GIZ India in close collaboration with UNWOMEN, will discuss the following topics : Gender at the heart of development : Gender at the heart of ‘German International Cooperation’ : Reference to new BMZ Gender Strategy/GIZ  Gender Strategy Empowering Women: Women’s

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Germany (Bonn) – Evening Event: Panel Discussion on Gender Equality and the Role of Men in International Development Cooperation

What? Changes in the existing gender relations can only be achieved if women and men work together. Examples from Rwanda, Benin, Afghanistan, Colombia and Brazil show how men and boys can become agents of change for a better and just future.

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Germany (Eschborn) – Women‘s Empowerment Principles (WEP)

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and one of the principal drivers of sustainable development, and has proven economic benefits for private businesses: equality means business! This realisation has led to the voluntary principles to empower women in business,

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Germany (Berlin) – Financing the Future – Ansätze der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zur geschlechtergerechten Entwicklungsfinanzierung

Wann? / When?  Dienstag 03. März 2015 / Tuesday 03 March 2015,  18-20h / 6-8 pm Ort? / Location?  GIZ-Sitz in Berlin (Foyer) / GIZ Representation in Berlin ( Foyer) Veranstaltungsprogramm / Program (auf Deutsch/in German): Invitation_to_the_event_Financing_the_Future_in_German Dies ist eine gemeinschaftliche

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