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Photo Campaign Regional Office North

In the framework of the GIZ Gender week, the regional office North conducted 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 campaign

“Equal rights, equal opportunities” – International Women’s Day 2020 in the Federal Foreign Office

  There is still a lot to do in the field of women’s rights and gender equality, both internationally and in the Federal Foreign Office. “Women’s rights are one of the most pressing political issues of our time,” said Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

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North Macedonia: GIZ Gender Week

Please find the report of the GIZ Gender Week 2020 in North Macedonia here: GIZ Country Office Report on Gender Week Events 2020 – North Macedonia

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Ghana: Video Screening ATVET for Women

On occasion of the GIZ Gender Week 2020, the GIZ South Africa and GIZ African Union in South Africa offices hosted an interactive session on ‘Gender Equality and Empowerment is my Culture: From Attitude to Action’. As part of this,

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Brazil: SMALL STEPS, BIG CHANGES!

GENDER WORKING GROUP OF BRAZIL: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MAINSTREAMING Gender Competition 2020 – Gender Mainstreaming – 3rd Place CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Brazil, gender-based inequalities permeate the economic, educational, political, health, safety and work spheres. They are historical and structural

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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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

Ethiopia/South Sudan: Proposal for the GIZ Gender Competition 2020

Introduction: Magnitude and Scope of Gender Inequality in Ethiopia In Ethiopia, 80 percent of the population resides in rural areas and women provide most of the agricultural labour in these communities. However, their contributions often go largely unrecognized and their

Bangladesh: Empowering women in the garments industry – Business-driven approaches to gender mainstreaming

A new business-driven approach to women’s empowerment in the ready-made garment industry. On behalf of – German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Applicant – GIZ Bangladesh Gender Working Group Context   As the biggest contributor to Bangladesh’s

African Union: Gender within the African Continental Free Trade Area

Promoting gender equality   The Programme Support to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is one of the main projects within the GIZ African Union portfolio, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our ever-growing team is supporting the African Union

Pakistan: Creating agents of change in Pakistan

A larger part of the work that the Financing Sustainable Development (FSD) component of the Support to Local Governance Programme (LoGo) has been focused on during the last few months has been on aligning the businesses of women entrepreneurs in

Burkina Faso: Budgeting for Gender and Children’s Rights

Payoffs from coherent social and fiscal policies can be substantial. This is particular true in Burkina Faso where only one of 100 women and only four in 100 men complete secondary school, where only 26 percent of women and 44

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

Germany: Out of the blind spot – Visibility to women professionals

1. Corporate culture When at a conference, we try to count the number of women and men at the audience. Not surprisingly, women are often in a numeric balance, if not in advantage. Nevertheless, this advantage cannot be extrapolated when

Germany: Changing Norms on Menstruation – Co-creating Menstrual Health and Hygiene Actions

Introduction In November 2019 the German Parliament agreed that from January 2020 the tax on sanitary products – the so-called Tampon Tax – would be decreased from 19% to 7%. At this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day (28.05.) PtS Flachsbarth (http://www.bmz.de/20180525-1)

Germany/Ghana: Programme Migration for Development – GENDER AND MIGRATION CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Stakeholders urged to be a voice, not an echo on gender and migration related issues. Gender is critical to the migration phenomenon. Migration is not gender neutral as gender is pivotal to any discussion that bothers on both the causes

Liberia: Empowering women in Renewable Energies

The all-female u.lab Hub at GIZ/EnDev Liberia Moving towards gender equality is essential for sustainable development. In Liberia, there are only few female energy professionals, especially in the technical areas, and there is no women-led solar installation business. Goals and

Germany: Sector programme “Sustainable rural areas” – International meetings of women living in drug crop cultivation areas

Projects involved:  Sector Project “Sustainable Rural Areas” (SV ZLR1, GG1) – Division G530 The sector project advises the BMZ on anchoring rural development approaches, including Alternative Development, in international policy processes. It cooperates with key national and international partners,

Namibia: GIZ Gender Strategy

Find GIZ Namibia’s contribution here.

Jordan: “What are Masculinities?”

1. Country context Jordan Bordering Syria, the West Bank, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Jordan is in the center of the ‘Middle East’ with approximately 10.5 million inhabitants and categorized as a lower-middle income country. In the recent decades, the Hashemite

South Africa: Step It Up for Gender Equality in South African Media

Gender Competition 2020 – GG2 – 1st Place CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Gender-based violence (GBV) remains one of the biggest obstacles to development in South Africa, with rape, domestic violence and intimate-partner violence particularly prevalent: one in five women over the

Regional: COMPETITIVE CASHEW INITIATIVE (COMCASHEW)

REFLECTING THE REALITY OF WOMEN’S ACTIVE ROLE IN THE CASHEW VALUE CHAIN                 CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Women are actively engaged throughout the cashew value chain; about 80% of labor in harvesting and more

Libya: Women Development and Training Centers

     1- Libyan Context and Implementation Environment: After Gadhafi’s coming to power in 1969, the civil and Shari’a courts were merged and civil courts with jurisdiction over family matters were created. The personal status laws which govern legal procedures

Pakistan: Vision needs Attitude – Attitude meets Action

1. Promoting gender equality Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies flourish. The constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan gives equal rights to both women and men. However, in actual women are rarely equal to their

Pakistan: Mera Hunar Mera Fakhar – My Skill My Pride!

Promoting gender equality: Pakistan has more than 2.2 million population with the 60% youth across the country. We as the national of Pakistan face numerous challenges while being in the cluster of youth population specially when we speak about women

Rwanda: Tackling Gender Inequalities and Multiple Discrimination through promoting the Concept of a diverse and inclusive Workplace to owners and managers of companies in the Rwandan Energy Sector

Vision needs Attitude – Attitude meets Action At GIZ Rwanda the vision of tackling gender inequalities and multiple discrimination in the Energy Sector needs an inclusive attitude. In order to start changing the attitude of people working in the energy

Afghanistan: “The Promotion of the Rule of Law (RoL) in Afghanistan”

EMPOWERING CHANGE AGENTS FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The situation for women in Afghanistan is one of the most deteriorating in the world. Women are perceived as incubators, inferior and objects. Local traditions and customary values are highly patriarchal.

India: PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN THE VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT – Green Innovation Centers (GIC)

“When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.” – Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former General Secretary of the United Nations Introduction: Agriculture is an important engine of enhancing livelihoods and

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

Jordan: Women reclaiming public space in a small town

Background In 2012 the Jordanian Ministry of Environment and the German government with its implementing agency GIZ have established a partnership for contributing to Jordan’s ambitions to achieve sustainable development and protection of the environment. The partnership has since then

Serbia: Introducing the Regulatory Gender Test in Serbia

Looking at Public Policy Through a Gender Lens   Context and Initiative In 2016, Serbia’s Statistical Office introduced the EU Index of Gender Equality as the first country outside of the EU to collect these data. The gender equality index for

South Africa: “I INITIATE” – YOUTH UNITING AGAINST GBV AND LGBTI DISCRIMINATION

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) PREVENTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS   CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Southern Africa, gender-based violence is among the most severe and widespread human rights violations. According to Moult et al (2014): • Girls tend to be the victims

Pakistan: The 1st Women Digital Empowerment Portal for the women of Khyber Pakhtunwa

The 1st Women Digital Empowerment Portal for the women of Khyber Pakhtunwa – the second largest province with more than 50% women population – now caters to the Social Economic Political and Legal needs of W O M E N.

Bangladesh: The journey of Josna Ara

Kyrgyzstan: Rule of Law

Portfolio of GIZ Kyrgyzstan has a project that works on a regional level with the goal of ensuring equality for all in legal system – Rule of Law. This project is important because it ensures that no person can be

Kyrgyzstan – Vision needs Attitude – Attitude meets Action

Vision needs Attitude – Attitude meets Action. With this already well-known motto, GIZ Kyrgyzstan office has started its new approach in promotion of gender equality. We call it a ‘reboot’ in the internal system of GIZ Kyrgyzstan office and projects

Jordan and Lebanon: ZERO TOLERANCE FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

DEVELOPING AN ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY FOR GIZ JORDAN AND LEBANON CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Jordan and Lebanon, sexual harassment at the workplace is widespread and constitutes an obstacle to equal employment of women and men. Yet, both the Jordanian and

Indonesia: “INCLUSIVE, GENDER EQUAL LABOUR MARKET IN THE MAKING”

“INCLUSIVE, GENDER EQUAL LABOUR MARKET IN THE MAKING” A Journey of Social Protection Programme in Indonesia in Doing the Implementation Differently     Social Protection and Mainstreaming Gender Issues While at It   In the context of the bilateral cooperation

Mongolia: TOWARDS GENDER-RESPONSIVE AND INCLUSIVE ULAANBAATAR CITY

ULAANBAATAR CITY BACKGROUND: Mongolia is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change. The sparsely populated countryside contrasts with the capital city Ulaanbaatar, which is home to almost 1.5 million inhabitants, or half of the country’s population.  In Ulaanbaatar,

Pakistan: Sanitation for Millions

Promoting Gender Equality in Sanitation for Millions Program, Pakistan. Contextual Background and General situation Analysis Balochistan, being the largest province, spreads over an area of 347,190 Sq, KMs and forms 43.6 per cent of the total area of Pakistan. In

Laos: Promotion of Gender Equality through the engagement with the Green Climate Fund

Context Lao PDR is a landlocked, Least Developed Country with dwindling forest cover, from 70% in the 1960s to 58% in 2015. Forests are not only an important sector for Laos´ national economy, but are also central to the income,

Bangladesh: GIZ Bangladesh’s Journey towards Gender Equality

#SAY YES TO “HARASSMENT FREE WORLD” CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The Government of Bangladesh has ratified Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) 1979 and adopted the National Women Development Policy 2011. To achieve gender equality

Pakistan: Gender Disparities in Local labour Market

Background   Evidence-based employment policy-making requires identifying and quantifying the best practices and inefficiencies in the job market, such as underutilization of skilled workforce and lack of decent job opportunities. This is the first step in designing employment policies aimed

Brazil: Development of a GIZ Brazil Policy Against Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

  Intro The development of internal guidelines for GIZ Brazil office to combat sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace brought up innovative actions to the national office context. A specific external ombudsman for these types of cases was

Brazil: Gender Working Group

GIZ Brazil’s gender working group (WG gender) has been improving and expanding its activities with the objective of transforming the organizational culture of GIZ on gender equity and respect for diversity. As Brazil is increasingly distant from achieving gender goals,

Brazil: Intersectionality and inclusive non-sexist language: Gender Working Group and SFF Human Rights

Gender mainstreaming within the company Introduction – Social and political scenario Despite the constitutionally guaranteed rights and ratified international obligations regarding human rights and gender equity, Brazil continues to face cultural and political barriers that are structurally patriarchal, sexist and

Laos: Gender Equality in Micro Finance

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE: The GIZ “Microfinance in Rural Areas – Access to Finance for the Poor (AFP)” is part of the Lao-German Development Cooperation and commissioned by German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented through GIZ (Deutsche

Georgia: A Gently Fermenting Revolution – Women in the Georgian Wine Business

Private Sector Development and Vocational Education and Training in South Caucasus 1. Context Georgia is one of the oldest winemaking countries in the world. Viticulture and viniculture, have a long tradition dating back over 8000 years. In today’s time, the

Madagascar: Women Empowerment for a Greener Future in the South-West of Madagascar (Atsimo-Andrefana)

Supported by PAGE, the Environmental Project of GIZ Madagascar The environment, forestry and renewable energy sector are at the centre of the bilateral cooperation between Germany and Madagascar. The Programme d’Appui à la Gestion de l’Environnement (PAGE) is a support

Cameroon: A strong voice for equal opportunities

Radios and women entrepreneurs in rural Cameroon call for gender equality Five radio stations in the rural north of Cameroon produce a series on micro-entrepreneurs of nontimber forest products (NTFP). In fifty programmes, the women talk about their business and

India: INCUBATION AND ACCELERATION SUPPORT FOR WOMEN-LED ENTERPRISES IN INDIA (Her&Now)

PROMOTING ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN Gender Competition 2020 – GG2 – 1st Place CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The Indian start-up scene is on the rise. Across the metropolitan cities incubators and accelerators are set up to provide support for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Pakistan: Inspiring Change – Women in Action in the Textile & Garment Industry of Punjab

Introduction to GIZ’s Labour Standards Programme in Punjab In the area of labour and environmental standards, particularly in the textile and garment industry in Pakistan’s Punjab province, GIZ’s Labour Standards Programme (LSP) is carrying out activities which aims to improve

Ethiopia: The Female Innovator Support Group Hawassa, Ethiopia (FIS) & Its expansion to further Universities

GIZ Sustainable Training & Education Programme (STEP II), GIZ Ethiopia 1. Introduction – How it started and what we have achieved so fare The GIZ Sustainable Education and Training Programme of Ethiopia (STEP) is mainly active in the areas Higher

Turkey: Bridging the Gender Gap in Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus

Community Centres and Local Initiatives Project (CLIP) in Turkey Context and initiative Turkey is one of the signatory countries of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention). Refugee and migrant

South Africa: „Woman in Plumbing”, – or why pipes don’t care who installed them

A review on implementing gender issues in a male dominated work environment       South Africa has one of the most progressive, equality supporting constitutions in the world which states that: “No person may unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly

Pakistan: Female Internship Program

Background GIZ Pakistan as part of its commitment to mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda (SDG: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls), and alignment of personnel structure to have a diversified workforce with adequate and balanced gender ratio, set

Afghanistan: BUILDING IMPACT – Enabling education for girls & women

A report by the Construction Section’s Afghanistan team SECTION “CONSTRU CTION IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION” (G230) Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh Province, Afghanistan November 2019        CONTEXT – Situation for women in Afghanistan Afghanistan is one of the most difficult places in

Ethiopia: Energising Development (EnDev) contributions towards Gender Mainstreaming

Background Ethiopia is a landlocked country with an estimated 109 million [1]people representing the second most populous nation in Africa following Nigeria. The country is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources with an enormous potential for electricity generation. Despite this,

Yemen: Towards Gender Equality

GIZ Gender Competition 2020 The Youth Employability Improvement Program (YEIP) in Yemen is part of the Special Initiative on Stabilization in the Middle East and North Africa funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented

Ukraine: ULead with Europe

STRENGTHENING GENDER EQUALITY AT THE LOCAL LEVEL AND CONTRIBUTING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG) CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The Ukraine – Local Empowerment, Accountability and Development Programme (U-LEAD with Europe) supports the Ukrainian government to implement a comprehensive decentralisation and regional

Ghana: GIZ Gender Competition 2020

Introduction Market Oriented Agriculture programme (MOAP) in Ghana working on supporting the actors of the value chain. The aim of MOAP is to enhance quality agricultural production, increase income and create jobs along the value chains. The activities are starting

Germany: Providing Gender-responsive Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance

Closing the gender gap The InsuResilience Partnership – Envisioning Climate Risk Adaption The InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) Solutions was established to strengthen the resilience of developing countries and pro-tect the lives

Tajikistan: Gender Approach within TRIGGER II

Promoting gender equality Which objectives and results has your initiative achieved? Describe the context, the organisational unit, the sector or the situation in your country or region. Tell us which approaches have proven effective, which results have already been generated

Germany: PME/PMD “MIGRATION, GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS”

GIZ PME/PMD PROVIDES A SUSTAINABLE GENDER INPUT FOR MIGRATION ADVICE IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

Nepal: Making Life Better For Girls And Women In Nepal – Month After Month

BREAKING THE SILENCE AND TABOOS SURROUNDING MENSTRUAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT CONTEXT Many restrictions surrounding menstruation in Nepal and worldwide have arisen out of deeply entrenched cultural and religious traditions and beliefs. In Nepal, during menstruation; often girls and women are barred

East Africa: “Transforming Women in Business into Economic Contributors in the East African Community”

1. Promotion of Gender Equality in the GIZ-EAC Programmes An important objective of the GIZ programmes supporting the EAC Integration Process is to ensure that women in the region are actively contributing to the integration process, for example through cross-border

Uganda: Smart Farming: Taking Action to Change Attitudes in smallholder farming households

Smart trainings made in Uganda: Taking action to change gender attitudes in smallholder farming households    Context and initiative Agriculture is a key engine in local and regional economic development in East Africa and a critical source of income for

Liberia: #WeAreProtected

GIZ LIBERIA STAFF PROTECT EACH OTHER AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE After a hard-hitting article on sexual abuse at a Liberian girls’ school was published in US media in October 2018, Liberian women’s rights activists started to mobilize under

Pakistan: Refugee Management Support Programme

1. Promoting Gender Equality In the 2018 Global Gender Gap Report Pakistan ranked 148 out of 149 countries, largely due to the low educational attainment and subsequent low economic participation and opportunities for women, as well at poor health and

Vietnam: SMALL STEPS FORWARD TO GENDER EQUALITY

BUILDING BLOCKS TO LARGE CHANGE IN GIZ VIETNAM Gender Competition 2020 – Gender Mainstreaming – 2nd Place CONTEXT The Vietnamese culture is influenced by Confucianism’s interpretations, characterised by male privilege and hierarchical relationships, resulting in gender stereotypes and inequality. This

Vietnam: GENDER MAINSTREAMING INTO NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION (NDC)

PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN CLIMATE ACTION IN VIETNAM CONTEXT In Vietnam, like in many other countries, women are more vulnerable to adverse environmental impacts and have less access to and control over resources and a limited voice in decision- making

Vietnam: THE POWER OF STATISTICS

IMPROVING THE NATIONAL GENDER STATISTICAL SYSTEM IN VIETNAM CONTEXT Despite making a substantial progress on key gender equality measures, Vietnamese women are confronted with insufficient political and economic opportunities, inequality, and discrimination. Lack of reliable gender statistical data is one

South Caucasus: Empower People – Empower Structures: Joined forces for Gender Equality

Good local Governance in the South Caucasus (GG-1) Gender Relations in the South Caucasus All three countries in the South Caucasus are deeply entrenched with traditional structures and attitudes towards what constitutes as adequate behavior of a man or a

India: Indo-German Social Security Programme: Advancing gender equality towards Universal Health Coverage

Social health insurance for vulnerable families in India Context and Initiative In India, out of pocket payments for health care impoverish millions of persons every year. Furthermore, India’s patriarchal society heavily disadvantages women and girls in terms of decision-making about

India: Targeted Public Distribution System

1. Brief Introduction As per the World Food Programme’s gender policy report (wfp.org/publications/wfp-gender-policy), women and girls make up 60% of the world’s chronically hungry. Little progress has been made in ensuring the equal right to food for women as enshrined

India: Community Nutrition Gardens: Empowering women in rural India

Introduction: The GIZ Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience Project (FaNS) is part of the global special initiative ‘One world – No Hunger’ of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). FaNS aims to improve the food and

India: Digital tools to empower women on nutrition security

FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, ENHANCED RESILIENCE PROJECT (FaNS), INDIA Gender Competition 2020 – GG1 – 2nd Place CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE One fourth of undernourished people in the world live in India. In 2016-18, 39.5% of children under five in the

Pakistan: Gender Realization and Gender Mainstreaming in the Local Councils Association of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Local Councils Association of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (LCA-KP) province in Pakistan is the representative body of the elected councils and councillors across the province. The main function of the association is to represent the collective voice of the councillors

Kenya: CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNAL GENDER MAINSTREAMING

                                          CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNAL GENDER MAINSTREAMING Annex 1: Corporate culture Gender equality is intrinsically linked to sustainable development and is vital to the realization of human right for all. The   overall objective of gender is a society in which women

Regional: Gender equality in the sustainable management of mining resources in the Andean countries

Introduction and context Latin America and the Caribbean are abundant with natural resources and biodiversity. The extractive industries have been a lever for growth in the Andean countries, contributing considerably to their economic development. However, an inadequate management and governance

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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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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Regional: Competitive African Rice Initiative

Business-driven women working in rice value chains in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania Context. Rice is one of the key staple foods in Africa. The demand is rapidly increasing: the population is growing, people are moving to urban areas

South Eastern Europe: Empowering Women through Access to Land

Photo credits Jutta Benzenberg, Copyright GIZ EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH ACCESS TO LAND OPEN REGIONAL FUND FOR SOUTH EAST EUROPE – LEGAL REFORM CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Although it is widely recognized that equality in land ownership rights has a positive impact

Albania: Talents and Ideas for Albania’s Future – Women can make it

Type of intervention: Street fair – “ Shero- talk” The “German October” is a traditional event which occurs in Albania since 2007. The activities are mainly organized by the German Embassy in Tirana in cooperation with other German actors in

Afghanistan: Women for Women Peer Exchange and Learning Workshop (W-PEXL)

Background W-PEXL idea was generated by business women in a Public and Private Dialogue (PPD) in Balkh province. It supports transitional learning by bringing together women SMEs and Women Entrepreneurs for knowledge and experience exchange. It is an open and

Pakistan: Economy Wins When Women Work – “E4W”

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

Regional: THE WOMEN, PEACE & SECURITY AGENDA IN AFRICA – GENDER EQUALITY AS A CROSS-CUTTING OBJECTIVE IN THE GIZ APSA PROJECT

TOWARDS GREATER GENDER EQUALITY THROUGH-OUT THE CONFLICT CYCLE Gender Competition 2020 – GG1 – 3rd Place CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Globally the vast majority of actors in the peace and security sector are men. The full, equal and meaningful participation of

Afghanistan: Gender Mainstreaming within the Company Entry

Our Objectives: Thank you for holding this competition entry on Gender. We have had three goals in mind encouraged us participating to this competition and committed to implement and achieve the below objectives. 1- To contribute relevant to the subject-matter

Chad: GIZ Gender Competition 2020

CONTEXT GIZ in its global vision aims specifically at strengthening the participative dynamics of local development and the implementation of local initiatives in a balanced development with women as decision-makers. Indeed, the target groups of this contribution are rural women

Cambodia: Nutrition knowledge for better health choices in the family

The GIZ project “Improvement of Livelihoods and Food Security (ILF I+II)” supports land recipient families to use the land that they received from the Cambodian government. Activities focus mainly on establishing a home garden that provide diversified and healthy nutrition