BURKINA FASO: FAMILY DIALOGUES: PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY

SEXUAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS (PROSAD) IN BURKINA FASO CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Before the law, men and women are considered equal in Burkina Faso. However, in reality women’s rights are continuously denied and neglected; violence against women by their own

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Yemen: EMPOWERING WOMEN BY ENSURING FOOD SECURITY

HOME GARDENS IN YEMEN CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Cultural, traditional and political norms in Yemen allocate mainly caring and reproductive tasks to women; their movement is often limited to their homestead and fields. The Sustainable Food Security Program, implemented on behalf

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KENYA: PROMOTING FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

SUPPORT TO PUBLIC FINANCE REFORMS (SPFR) PROGRAMME, KENYA CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The public procurement sector in Kenya is mostly male dominated. Female procurement officers are lowly ranked and women often unable to access procurements, and/or unaware of procurement opportunities to

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Cambodia: DEALING WITH SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT AND RECONCILIATION

GIZ CIVIL PEACE SERVICE IN CAMBODIA CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The mass crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the period of 1975 to 1979 are well known. Under the command of a radical communist regime, the entire country

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Central Asia: MALE INVOLVEMENT IN FAMILY PLANNING

PROMOTING MEN’S ENGAGEMENT IN BIRTH PREPAREDNESS IN CENTRAL ASIA CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Central Asia, religion and traditionstrongly influence societal behavior, especially when it comes to power relations and gender perceptions. Firmly established family hierarchies impact virtually all aspects of

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TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

GIZ’S COLLABORATION WITH SADC IN GENDER MAINSTREAMING   CONTEXT Achieving politically stable, socially just and sustainable economic development that reduces poverty is one of the greatest challenges in Southern Africa. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an alliance of

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Nepal: A GENERATION’S DREAM OF TRANSFORMATION COMES TRUE

SUPPORT OF MEASURES TO STRENGTHEN THE PEACE PROCESS IN NEPAL CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Gender inequality was one of the root causes of 10 years of armed conflict in Nepal. In the current post-conflict context, the Nepali-German Support of Measures to

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Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador: Family vegetable gardens: Promoting Gender equality

Protection of tropical forests and watershed management     CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The Trifinio Region is the border area shared by El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, as defined in the Trifinio Treaty and Plan. Here gender-based discrimination and women’s marginalisation

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Supporting the police in fighting gender based violence

Supporting the police in fighting gender based violence     CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE As a result of violent conflicts, impunity and deeply embedded traditional, socio-cultural norms and beliefs, sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) is a widespread problem in the

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Morocco: Shaking up gender roles in the “land of never-ever”

Innovative pedagogical approaches to promote bottom-up transformation   Context and initiative “Our society is not ready yet!” is a common phrase one is confronted with in the course of working to promote gender equality in Morocco. Since the “democratic spring”

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