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Women Mobilize Women: Transforming Mobility through Female Empowerment

As part of this year’s International Transport Forum Summit 2018 on Transport Safety & Security, the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative is organizing the first “Women Mobilize Women” Conference to transform mobility through female empowerment on May 22, 2018! » When

Join-in Circuit on gender-relevant issues

In the course of Gender Week 2018, GIZ Uganda’s Mainstreaming Task Team conducted a total of 4 activities. The start of Gender week was celebrated with a Join in Circuit (JIC). The JIC is a practical and interactive tool, developed

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,

Mongolia: Promoting gender equality in and through education

Overview of legal and institutional framework for promotion of gender equality in Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia, located between the Russian Federation and China, occupying the territory of 1.5 million square kilometers and it is the

Yemen: Games4Peace to be the hero Yemen needs

” As a female gamer, women are greatly unrepresented and even often shown as weak. It was very important to me as a woman to make sure that women are given equal representation as well as empowerment” – Lujaine, Gamer

Albania: From moving away to moving mountains: How Albanian rural women and returnees shape their future

BUSINESS IDEAS COMPETITION OF THE ALBANIAN ALPS 1. Challenge Rural women, especially in the Albanian Alps the access to know how and information is very limited and even inexistent in many cases. They are not exposed to any information on

Kosovo: Integrating Gender in Waste Management Capacity Development

CONTEXT  Municipalities in Kosovo face a huge challenge when it comes to providing essential services for their citizens and this is evident in the waste management sector. The country still lacks an organized integrated system of waste management. As it

Germany: eSkills4Girls

For digital technologies to unfold their positive potential on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, the gender digital divide has to be overcome – this is the main message of the BMZ initiative #eSkills4Girls. Currently, women only hold 24 percent of

MENA: Regional approach to institutionalize gender mainstreaming

Women’s political participation in the Middle East is among the lowest worldwide. A goal of the programme Strengthening Women in Decision Making in the Middle East – LEAD is to support an enabling environment for gender equality and women’s leadership

Iraq: Gender-sensitive Cooperation within Transitional Development Assistance – Finding a Balance in Conflict-torn Northern Iraq

Background In the wake of the civil war in Syria and the rise of the so-called Islamic State, Iraq is facing a heavy wave of displacement, which affects more than 3 million people di-rectly and causes enormous strain and hardship

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Open Regional Fund for South East Europe – Modernisation of Municipal Services

Sub-project: „Municipal services for the creation of employment opportunities for vulnerable groups” Component: Dissemination of the Competencies Passport to Serbia ABOUT THE COMPONENT: The Sub-Project „Municipal services for the creation of employment opportunities for vulnerable groups” is aiming to build

Afghanistan: Contributions of the GIZ Promotion of the Rule of Law in Afghanistan (ROL) Project to Gender Equality in Afghanistan

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Afghanistan, customary values and patriarchal norms entail many restrictions for women, despite their constitutionally guaranteed rights to equality and free movement. Women are poorly represented in public offices, particularly in the justice sector. Their interests and needs

Mongolia: Forestry and Gender

Introduction Forestry is considered a gender blind sector naturally, because it is traditionally a male dominated, labor intensive sector. Internationally, women’s role in forestry is becoming vital for their positive contributions in terms of farming and food production in agroforestry

Yemen: Empowering Women by Ensuring Food Security and Breaking Stereotypes in Beekeeping

Empowering Women by Ensuring Food Security and Breaking Stereotypes in Beekeeping Yemen, one of the world’s poorest countries, has been affected politically and suffered from human crisis since March 2011, and later devastated by war since March 2015. Such crisis

Afghanistan: Women Economic Empowerment – Women for Women

Executive Summary The idea of Women for Women training program, initiated as a result of a PPD meeting in Balkh province. In this program, businesswomen volunteered to share their knowledge and experience with their peers in a network. At the

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

Mongolia: Promoting gender equality and decent work and economic growth on the provincial level

Background information Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Integrated Mineral Resource Initiative (IMRI) program supports the Mongolian decision makers in promoting sustainable social and economic development, economic policies

Pakistan: Beauty of Taxation

Women Empowerment by Educating Beauty Salons Entrepreneurs: At first thought, few would dare to associate taxation with beauty. But the two can be combined as evidenced by the collaboration of Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA), one of the Revenue Authorities in

Jordan: Empowerment of Gender through Water Wise Plumbers

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Jordan, the educational system ensures equal access to girls and boys, women and men. This has provided a highly educated female population with the potential to advance Jordan’s economic, social, and political development. Despite this, women

Egypt: Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Gender equality concerning the access to financial resources and services is a key issue in order to promote women’s empowerment as well as economic growth and sustainable development. While the positive impact of financial inclusion is widely

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

Germany: Putting Gender Equality at the Core of the G20

Women20 as International Implementation Partner    Background Diversity and full participation are es-sential for fostering resilient, sustaina-ble and viable economies and socie-ties. Equal rights and women’s eco-nomic empowerment are thus funda-mental for a prosperous world and so-cial development. The Women20

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

GIZ Gender Competition 2018 GIZ Sri Lanka: Vocational Training in North & East of Sri Lanka (GIZ-VTN) Introduction In collaboration with the Government of Sri Lanka and the Federal Republic of Germany, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,

Indonesia: Gender Issues are not a problem for us

LESSONS LEARNED FROM EXTENSION WORKERS FOR AGROFORESTRY AND GREEN ECONOMY – MALINAU, NORTH KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA – Just recently, after discussing gender concepts in a meeting of young extension workers (penyuluh) in Malinau, North Kalimantan, a male member of the group

Indonesia: Inspiration From Nature – Gender Mainstreaming In The Indonesian Forestry Sector

INSPIRATION FROM NATURE GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN THE INDONESIAN ENVIRONMENT AND 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

Bangladesh: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program

1. Promoting gender equality Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is one of the three priority areas of German development cooperation in Bangladesh. The objectives of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (REEEP) are:  Developing locally customized technological solutions on

Indonesia: Opening insight: KPK saved the life of Mr. Rumi’s baby

Assistance in Preventing and Combating Corruption in Indonesia (APCC) Entry for the Gender Competition 2017 Opening insight: KPK saved the life of Mr. Rumi’s baby “Corruption not only stops counties from getting wealthier, it ruins peoples’ life.” says an officer

Nepal: Rebuilding life from the Rubble

In Nepal, women are usually assigned traditional gender roles related to the care economy with limited access to markets, education, health care, and decision-making processes. Thus the loss of lives and the destruction of houses and household assets, destruction of

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

Indonesia: Gender Mainstreaming in the Indonesia 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 based on characteristics such as gender, ethnicity,

India: Conservation And Sustainable Management Of Coastal And Marine Protected Areas In India

Country: GIZ In INDIA Full Name of the program Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas in India (CMPA) PN (complete 12 digits) 11.9299.6.001.00 AV / Program Director Dr. Konrad Uebelhoer Name of Team Members Dr. Michael

India: Promoting Gender Equality in the Value Chain Development

Country: GIZ INDIA Full Name of the program: Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector – India (GIC) PN (complete 12 digits): 14.0967.1-012.00 AV / Program Director: Jonathan Ziebula Name of Team Members: Dhananjaya B N and Rajeshwari

India: Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition

Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition: A Joint Action by the Food & Nutrition Security & Enhanced Resilience Programme (FaNS-GIZ) & Department of Women & Child Development to Improve Dietary Diversity among Women and Children in Madhya Pradesh (India) “It

Cameroon: AFROSAI Women Leadership Academy

AFROSAI Women Leadership Academy: Strengthening female leadership in External Audit in Africa 1. Background on Cooperation Partners The regional Good Financial Governance (GFG) in Africa programme, implemented by GIZ on behalf of BMZ and EU, works towards empowering African decision-makers

15 African Countries: Gender in agricultural value chain promotion

“The African farmer and her husband…” This proverb entails in essence the importance of women in the African agricultural sector: women form the backbone of African smallholder farming. However, significant gender inequalities can be found in people’s access to key

Liberia: Capacity Development in the Transport Sector

Project Name: 12.2539.0-001-00 Capacity Development in the Transport Sector in Liberia with focus on private sector development Duration: 2008 – 2019 Partner: Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Finance and Development, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Education, Association of Liberian

South Africa: #NoMeansNo! Gender-based Violence Prevention

The Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme (GIZ-VCP) in cooperation with Masifunde Learner Development presents: #NoMeansNo! “Gender-based Violence Prevention Campaign” The #NoMeansNo! Gender-based Violence Prevention Campaign is a project of the Youth for Safer Communities programme (YSC) in the Eastern

Uganda: Promoting Gender Equality for All through our Work with LGBT

Trans- and homophobia are entrenched in the Ugandan society and LBGT are discriminated in various fields of their daily lives. Morals and values play an important role in Uganda and are often put above the law. The marginalization of women

Kenya: Gender Pays Off!

BY JULIA MAKOKHA In Sub-Saharan Africa, the lack of access to clean cook stoves and fuels for cooking is especially acute. In rural areas in particular, rural poor cook their daily meals over open fires and inefficient stoves. Exposure to

Kenya: EnDev-Kenya Female Solar Gurus-A story of Resilience

EnDev-Kenya Female Solar Gurus-A story of Resilience, from an LME to permanent employment By Evelyn Munihu EnDev’s objective is to accelerate access to clean energy for the Kenyan rural population, in particular through fuel-saving cook stoves and small solar systems.

Botswana: Operationalization of UNSCR 1325 in the SADC Region

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The GIZ Peace Security and Good Governance Programme (PSGG) commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports the Southern African Development Community (SADC), one of the five Regional Economic Communities in Africa.

Ethiopia: On the Move to Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

INTRODUCING STEP The Sustainable Training and Education Programme (STEP) is committed to improve the quality of education in vocational colleges and universities of Ethiopia for women and men. We work together to better the quality of teaching, establish effective systems

Ethiopia: The Female Innovator Support Group & First Female Business Idea Competition at Hawassa University

1. Introduction – How it starts and what we have achieved so fare 2. Background – What need to be known to understand the low female participation? 3. The FIS Concept, the FIS Group and the FIS Activities & Capacities

Kenya: #SheShapesSolar

Using social media to create awareness and interest of women by women in the solar industry The Campaign 1.How we got here 2.The process 3.How does it look? 4.So what? How did we get to a campaign? Selected project outputs

Sierra Leone: Empowering Women in Sierra Leone’s Mining Communities

Please note that the following characters and dialogue are fictive and do not reflect a situation that has really happened. However, figures, events and names cited are correct. And nonetheless, just maybe, somewhere in Sierra Leone’s East and major mining

Rwanda: Striving for gender equality in local planning processes

Country: Rwanda Project: Striving for gender equality in citizen-oriented participatory governance Submitted by: One Mainstreaming team (Anna Emil & Dieneke ter Huurne) and the Decentralisation and Good Governance programme (Dominique Habimana, Celine Mukamana, Tristan Powell) “Rwandan culture and patriarchal systems

Tanzania: Unlocking Benefits of Electrification for Women

According to the 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, Tanzania ranks 68th out of 144 countries in terms of women’s economic participation, and is far away from closing the gender gap. Access to and utilization of electricity in Tanzania continues to

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

Ghana: Women moving the city

Public transport in Ghana‘s capital city Accra is strongly dominated by men and almostentirely provided by self-organized small scale private mini-bus operators. Questionable driving attitude among the operators and male drivers leads to a high rate of accidents. In order