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Fiji: Petani women transform degraded land into productive food gardens

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Women’s land rights in the Kingdom of Tonga are recognised to be very restrictive and land ownership is denied to all women. Tongan men enjoy proprietorial rights to a town allotment (for residence) and a tax or

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Sri Lanka: Vocational Training in North & East of Sri Lanka

GIZ Gender Competition 2016 GIZ Sri Lanka: Vocational Training in North & East of Sri Lanka Introduction In collaboration with the Government of Sri Lanka and the Federal Republic of Germany, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in

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Mongolia: Biodiversity and Adaptation of Key Forest Ecosystems to Climate Change II Programme “Promotion of the gender equality in the forestry sector of Mongolia”

Biodiversity and Adaptation of Key Forest Ecosystems to Climate Change II Programme “Promotion of the gender equality in the forestry sector of Mongolia” INTRODUCTION Nomadic Mongolians’ livelihood patterns, their traditions and values, basic economy including labor division of men and

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Zimbabwe: Addressing gender specific needs vs creating space and opportunity to challenge gender roles and promote gender equality

GIZ Zimbabwe –Urban Water and Sanitation Programme –Submission to the Gender Week competition 2016 Addressing gender specific needs vs creating space and opportunity to challenge gender roles and promote gender equality Stephan Lidsba, AV UWSP; Rahel Hermann, Advisor UWSP; Leon

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Palestine: GIZ Water Program Palestine

GIZ Water Program Palestine Prepared by: Fatima Radaydeh, Qasem Saleh, Sabrina Johanniemann, Dr. Thomas Riekel 1 | Promoting Gender Equality The importance of involving women and men in provision, management, and safeguarding of water is recognized globally. Therefore the GIZ

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Jordan: Female Preachers as Water Ambassadors – Mainstreaming Gender in the Cooperation with Religious Authorities

  The competition entry ”Female Preachers as Water Ambassadors – Mainstreaming Gender in the Cooperation with Religious Authorities” from GIZ Jordan can be downloaded here:

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Africa Regional: Farmer Business School: rural women fit for business

Overview Cocoa is one of the main agricultural products and exports of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Cameroon. More than three million smallholdings produce 70% of world cocoa supply. Additional agricultural income is derived mainly from food production. The

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Afghanistan: Police Cooperation Project

GIZ – PCP (Police Cooperation Project) Literacy unit of PCP works in partnership with Minister of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan and National Literacy Department of Minister of Education of Afghanistan. Objectives:  Better interaction between police and the citizens 

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Kyrgyzstan: Gender Analysis for GIZ Programme Mineral Resources for Development

Gender Analysis for GIZ Programme Mineral Resources for Development Guzal Abdirazakova. GIZ-MRD. 2014 Objectives The following gender analysis aims to inform the internal GIZ mission about the current situation of gender equality in Kyrgyz Republic. It includes up to date

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Kenya: Energizing Development Kenya Country Programme

ENERGISING DEVELOPMENT KENYA COUNTRY PROGRAMME BY JULIA MAKOKHA AND ANNA INGWE Energising Development (EnDev) is an energy access partnership currently financed by six donor countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Australia, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für

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Indonesia: Developing and Implementing Gender Responsive Climate Strategies

Developing and Implementing Gender Responsive Climate Strategies Prepared by: PAKLIM Working Area 1 Gender Working Group (Moh. Nurhadi, Ratna Budiarti, Fitria Aurora Feliciani) A. Overview of PAKLIM Indonesia is among the world’s large emitters of greenhouse gases. The consumption of

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Indonesia: What Does Green Mobility Mean for Climate and Gender?

Does Green Mobility Mean for Climate and Gender? Prepared by: PAKLIM Working Area 1 Gender Working Group (Moh. Nurhadi, Ratna Budiarti, Fitria Aurora Feliciani) 1. Promoting Gender Equality Greenhouse gases (GHG) from transportation covers 18.2% of GHG from energy sector

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Moldova: Intervention area “Local Public Services”

GIZ Gender Competition 2016 Project “Modernization of local public services in the Republic of Moldova” Intervention area “Local Public Services” I. Context The European Union refers to gender mainstreaming as the ‘integration of equal opportunities’ in all policy actions, including

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Moldova: Project “Modernization of local public services in the Republic of Moldova” Intervention area “Regional planning and Programming”

GIZ Gender Competition 2016 Project “Modernization of local public services in the Republic of Moldova” Intervention area “Regional planning and Programming” Why is mainstreaming gender important in infrastructure projects? Despite the adoption of the legal and regulatory framework with regard

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Yemen: Walking the talk in Yemen: The Gender Focal Points Group in Yemen: A living example for taking gender action under Business Continuity Management

Walking the talk in Yemen The Gender Focal Points Group in Yemen – A living example for taking gender action under Business Continuity Management The GIZ Yemen Gender Focal Points Group “walks the talk”: For more than 2 years of

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Bangladesh: Adaptation to Climate Change and Rehabilitation of Livelihoods in Selected Districts of Southwest Bangladesh

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”   1. Promoting gender equality The objective is to improve the communication and cooperation between men and women in

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Nigeria: “Watanni Biyu mai Kashe Talauchi” (Hausa for: two months that kill poverty) – Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion Employment in Nigeria

According to the DFID Country Gender Report 2012, Nigeria has one of the lowest rates of female entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. As micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are an important source of employment and income, especially in rural areas,

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Egypt: Participation through Education: Empowering Egyptian Women Farmers to Gain a Seat at the Table

Country Context: Gender Equality in Egypt From a global and comparative perspective, Egypt does not fare well in regards to gender equality: In the 2014 Human Development Report’s Gender Equality Index, which measures gender disparity in the realm of empowerment

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Zambia: Reaching the population with information on gender-based violence

  The competition entry ”Reaching the population with information on gender-based violence ” from GIZ Zambia can be downloaded here:

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Sierra Leone: Gender Commitment of the Small Ruminant Value Chain

  The competition entry ”Gender Commitment of the Small Ruminant Value Chain” from GIZ Sierra Leone can be downloaded here:

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Uganda: Gender Equality in Uganda

By Victor Ndyabagye & Joseph Oketcho Omalla, GIZ Uganda “Wherever women are deprived of their rights and freedoms, wherever they are humiliated and abused, development is invariably limited,” Angela Merkel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at global leaders’ meeting on gender

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Bangladesh: From Prisoner to Business Woman – An Outcome of Gender Mainstreaming

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Bangladesh the majority of the population has little access to justice. The criminal justice system is chronically underfinanced and offers limited legal aid, particularly to vulnerable groups. 70% of prisoners are under trial. Prisons are overcrowded

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Cambodia: Bringing the Rights of Voiceless Women into the Political Agenda

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE According to a national survey commissioned by the UN and DFAT, 32 percent of ever-partnered Cambodian women aged 15-64 experience emotional abuse by an intimate partner in their lifetime; while 21 percent face physical and/or sexual violence.

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Macedonia: Regional Network promotes Gender Equality on Local Level

1. Efforts to promote Gender equality GIZ is a longstanding partner of the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South East Europe (NALAS) and supports the network in achieving its strategic objectives. Since 2010, GIZ provides institutional support to

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Afghanistan: The long road to Gender equality in Afghanistan: A multilevel and participatory approach to improve access to justice for women

Women who claim their legal rights in Afghanistan have a hard time. For the vast majority of women the right to access education, health and social security only exists on paper. In reality things are quite different. The reason is

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Nepal: Change Starts at Home: The Gender Quality Circle

Background With the aim of promoting “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment” GIZ Nepal moved forward with a strong belief that change begins at home. Accordingly, immediately after the establishment of the Gender Quality Circle (GQC), it focused on gender equality

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Afghanistan: Gender Equality in TVET

1 Efforts for Gender equality: Gender training entail an understanding of existing gender relations and the obstacles to women’s active participation in the training process.it addresses those obstacles by proposing context that addresses both women and men interests and needs

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Nepal: INCLUDE: Inclusive Development of the Economy Programme in Nepal

STRIVING TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY & SOCIAL INCLUSION INCLUDE stands for the Inclusive Development of the Economy Programme in Nepal. It contributes to a socially balanced economic growth, by reaching out to poor and ultra-poor inhabitants, who are or could be

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Timor Leste: Advisory and Training for the Maritime Sector in Timor-Leste (ATMI-TLS)

Project title: Advisory and Training for the Maritime Sector in Timor-Leste (ATMI-TLS) Project data: Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Lead executing agency: Timor-Leste Ministry for Transport and Communication (MoTC) Duration: 07/2013 – 06/2016 Gender Marker:

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Egypt: CEYP – Spaces for Civic Engagement and Youth Participation

CEYP started in 2012 as a youth project and by slowly adopting gender sensitive approaches as well as incorporating an additional component on combating sexual harassment in 2014. CEYP has adapted a full fledge gender approach, trying to incorporate our

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Yemen: No business as usual – strengthen Yemeni Business Women in times of war

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Since 2015, Yemen is in a full-blown armed conflict with men and women struggling to nourish themselves and their children. Due to the security situation the Private Sector Development Project (PSDP) is fully implemented in the Business

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Africa Regional: Competitive African Cotton Initiative (COMPACI)

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In total 15.4 million people in SSA live directly from cotton production. Against this background, the Competitive African Cotton Initiative (COMPACI) aims at enabling 680,000 small-scale farmers in twelve countries of SSA (Zambia/ Malawi/Mozambique/ Benin/Burkina Faso/Cameroon/Ivory Coast/Ethiopia/Ghana/Tanzania/

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Afghanistan: Strengthening Public Administration Education in Afghanistan

Project: Strengthening Public Administration Education in Afghanistan (SPA-GIZ) Strengthening Public Administration Education project in Afghanistan (SPA-GIZ) is working closely with two main Stakeholders, the Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education ) in establishing a Bachelor’s degree program offered in five universities

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Africa Regional: Access to Finance for African Women – Policy Dialogue

Promoting gender equality The objective of our programmes is to raise awareness among policymakers and relevant stakeholders of women’s distinct financial needs. We promote gender sensitive national financial inclusion processes by building capacity of policymakers and private sector actors to

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Indonesia: Gender Mainstreaming in the Indonesian Forestry Sector

GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN THE INDONESIAN FORESTRY SECTOR The FORCLIME approach FORCLIME’s approach is derived from the recognition that responsibilities, vulnerabilities and decision-making powers of individuals and groups in relation to forestry and climate change can be attributed to social structures

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Bangladesh: Affordable nutritious foods for women in Bangladesh

GIZ Division: Agricultural Policy, Food Security, Sustainable Use of Resources Project Location: Nilpharmari, Rangpur Division, Bangladesh Target Group: Women of reproductive age of smallholder farming households Duration: January 2014 – May 2017 Gender-related Country Facts: • Nearly half of female

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Afghanistan: Regional Capacity Development Program

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The Taliban’s oppression of women in Afghanistan during their rule from 1996 through 2001 is well documented and included movement restrictions, the denial of the right to work, beatings and other physical abuse, arbitrary detentions, a near

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Timor Leste: Gender-Mainstreaming in the Project “Sustainable Management of Agro-Biodiversity in Timor-Leste”

Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Lead executing agency: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) Duration: 10/2012– 03/2016 Gender Marker: 1 0. Introduction As a new independent country (2002), Timor-Leste is facing a range of development

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India: SHG Member as Bank Agents – Rural Financial Institutions Programme

  The competition entry ”SHG Member as Bank Agents – Rural Financial Institutions Programme” from GIZ India can be downloaded here:

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South Africa: Responsible & Inclusive Business Hub (RIBH): Women’s Entrepreneurial Programme

  The competition entry ”Responsible & Inclusive Business Hub (RIBH): Women’s Entrepreneurial Programme” from GIZ South Africa can be downloaded here:

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Zambia: Comic of GIZ Zambia Gender Strategy

Background: GIZ Zambia, namely the country director Mr. Thomas Schaef and the Gender working group1 are helping to contribute towards the company wide and Africa Department gender strategies, by promoting gender at country as well as program level and making

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South Sudan: Special Initiative Refugees Program (SIR) Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY GIZ – SIR Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy (2015) identifies gender equality and female empowerment as universally recognized ‘core development objectives, fundamental for the realization of human rights, and key to effective and sustainable development outcomes. Gender

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India: Indo German Environment Partnership Program in Rural Areas (IGEPRA): Climate Change Adaptation North Eastern Region of India (CCA NER)

  The competition entry ”Indo German Environment Partnership Program in Rural Areas (IGEPRA): Climate Change Adaptation North Eastern Region of India (CCA NER)” from GIZ India can be downloaded here:

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Africa Regional: Gender Mainstreaming within the African Peace and Security Architecture

The GIZ Support Project to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has supported the KAIPTC in developing a Gender Policy, which was officially launched in September 2014 and is being implemented by the KAIPTC since September. Gender has

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India: Promoting Women’s Participation in e-waste recycling

  The competition entry ”Promoting Women’s Participation in e-waste recycling” from GIZ India can be downloaded here:

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Jordan: Improved Water Resources Security for Low Income Rural and Urban Communities

Ambassadors of Change in their Communities Jordan is one of the poorest countries in water resources, as the per capita share is 145 m3 which is far below the international water-poverty line (1000m3/year). This crucial problem needs not only wise

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Cambodia: Does Land Project Really Influence Gender Gaps?

Does Land Project Really Influence Gender Gaps? Improvement of Livelihood and Food Security project helps 3,000 poorest households, including 34% female-led households in Cambodia who have been provided with land for residential purposes and family farming in Kratie, Tbong Khmum

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Ghana: Female Professionals in Electronics – Boosting the number of women in technical professions

Context and Initiative Girls Vocational Training Institutes in Ghana typically offer education and training in female dominated trades only, such as catering, tailoring or cosmetology. The project instead promotes future female professionals in sales, installation and servicing of electronic appliances

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India: Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas

The competition entry ”Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas” from GIZ India can be downloaded here:

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