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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

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

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

Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition: A Joint Action to Improve Dietary Diversity among Women and Children in Madhya Pradesh (India)

The Department of Women & Child Development, Bhopal in collaboration with GIZ & the NGOs celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th of March, 2017 to improve nutritional diversity and improved quality intake of diets in a gender-equitable manner to reduce

Daily newsfeeds and gender brown bag lunch: Gender week Vietnam 2017

Event Documentation: During the Gender Week Vietnam , 4 colleagues in GIZ Vietnam sent out daily briefings on different topics: GIZ gender strategy, gender-based violence, the Convention on Eliminating Discrimination Against Women and discrimination against women at work. At the

Gender Corner at Country Planning Conference in Mongolia

Event Documentation: During GIZ Gender Week 2017, the Gender Focal Points (GFP) of GIZ Mongolia created a Gender corner in the Country Planning Workshop on March 10, 2017. The gender corner introduced the GFPs as well as promoted the GIZ

Safety for Men and Women Self Defense Training at GIZ India

The Security Desk of GIZ India organized two separate self-defense trainings during the GIZ Gender Week 2017– for both women and men. The trainings were conducted in close cooperation with MitKat (safety and security consultant group). Each three hour training session covered the

International women’s day celebrations in Afghanistan

International women’s day on 8th of March 2017 The International Women’s Day is worldwide celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while calling for gender equality. GIZ Rule of Law supports the Directorates of Women’s Affairs  in

ANA HUNNA Female Mentoring kicks-off at the University of Jordan

The second round of ANA HUNNA female mentoring will be officially launched on Thursday, 9 March 2017 at the University of Jordan. Young female students (mentees) are paired up with experienced female professionals (mentors) to jointly work on their transition

GIZ Cambodia Gender Week – Film Screening Event and Gender Competition

Event Documentation: What has gender equality to do with James Bond? In a video clip released for International Women’s Day 2011, Judi Dench and Daniel Craig, famously known as “M” and James Bond, reflect on some aspects of gender inequality

“Girls’ Day” Förderung von jungen Frauen im Berufsbildungssektor

Das Projekt „Kooperative Berufsbildung im Rohstoffsektor“ unterstützt die Durchführung von Girls‘ Days in der Mongolei gemeinsam mit dem mongolischen Ministerium für Arbeit und Sozialschutz. Das Ziel des Girls‘ Days ist es, den Schülerinnen der Oberstufen und Abschlussjahrgänge, die kurz vor

Balancing Work, Family, Community, Self – Can Working Women Have It All?

Event Documentation: Balancing Work, Family, Community, Self: Can Working Women Have It All? To commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2017, the Gender Working Group in GIZ Bangladesh organised a discussion session on a topic that has been under

Launch of NPP Women Econcomic Empowerment

The Open Policy Advisory Fund (OPAF) has supported the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrer and Disabled in Afghanistan (MOLSAMD) during the process of drafting a National Priority Programm (NPP)  for Women Economic Empowerment in Afghanistan. In  a participatory process

Screening of a Success Story of a Palestinian Female Entrepreneur

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Gender Working Group/ Nawi Cluster is pleased to invite you all to join our brief celebration of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2017 Screening of a short success stroy “Imtiaz Awwad” a Palestinian

Brown Bag Picnic “Unlock the Potential! – Fostering Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through GIZ projects”

Event Documentation: GIZ Laos invitedall staff members as well as interested colleagues from partner institutions to a Brown Bag Picnic “Unlock the Potential! – Fostering Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through GIZ projects” on International Women’s Day. There were Inputs about several

Gender in the perception of Kyrgyz society

UN Women will present and discuss with GIZ-Kyrgyzstan the key results of the Study “Gender in the perception of society”: What do these perceptions mean for our daily work and how can we deal with the resulting challenges or opportunities?

Competition in Traditional Dancing on International Women Day

The World´s Women Day on 8th of March is a big event in Lao PDR, usually, women do not have to go to work and their husbands or boyfriends buy flowers, take them out to drink beer or cook for

“Beauty of Taxation” – Women Empowerment by Educating Beauty Salons Entrepreneurs

Success Story : Women Empowerment by Educating Beauty Salons Entrepreneurs: At first thought, few would think to associate taxation with beauty. But the two can be combined as evidenced by the collaboration of PRA and the German Development Partner, GIZ, in

Shaping Our Future Through Conversations that Matter : ’Gender Equality in the Changing World : Planet 50-50 by 2030′

Event Documentation: Café Tables at GIZ India’s Gender Café Event were discussing issues pertinent to both men and women of a changing world: Empowerment of women through digital solutions; Gender sensitive communications, ‘Addressing women’s safety’ ‘Role and involvement of Men in

Be bold for Change at GIZ Indonesia

Event Documentation: Gender equality is a human right. Human rights are a guiding principle for German development policy. It is key to sustainable development. As in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), gender equality is again firmly enshrined in the 2030

GIZ Palestine: “We are a voice, not an echo” – How Palestinian refugee women engage in their communities

Ramallah, West Bank/Palestine – “You should go and work in a store not as a taxi driver!” A young Palestinian man is taking a taxi in Ramallah´s city centre and cannot believe that a young woman is driving the taxi.

GIZ Vietnam: Catch Up and Move On

Event Documentation: In an open and casual atmosphere  GIZ Vietnam staff was invited to catch up on recent gender debates in the development cooperation sector and to move on with their gender-sensitive programming. They also got the chance to win

GIZ Palestine: Theater Play “UM Mohammed shines” on International Women’s Day

Documentation of the Event: The GIZ Gender Focal Point Group in Ramallah performed a theater play “UM Mohammed shines”, celebrating International Women’s Day. Unexpected acting talents were revealed and due to the great cooperation among programs and staff everybody seemed

GIZ Philippines: Special Edition Newsletter on Gender

Special Edition GIZ Philippines and Pacific Newsflash (eNewsletter) When – released on 08 March 2016 Where – Philippines and the Pacific With – sent to all GIZ personnel; organized by gender working group What –  This edition focuses on efforts

GIZ Philippines: Film Critiquing, an Extended Brown Bag Capacity Development Session for the Gender Month

When – Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Where – GOM Conference Room, 9th Floor, PDCP Bank Centre, Makati City With – open invitation to GIZ Philippine personnel; organized by gender working group What –  Film by internationally renowned

GIZ Mongolia: Gender week event

Event Documentation: GIZ globally announced the Gender week 2016 between March 7-11, 2016 on the topic of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In accordance with this occasion, IMRI program organized an event of “Current gender equality issues in Mongolia” in

GIZ Mongolia: Women in Engineering

When: March 12, 2016 Where: GMIT, Nalaikh, Mongolia With: Students and student candidates and parents (Christina Seidler, DAAD-Fachlektorin & Associate for Student and Intercultural Affairs; Munkhtsetseg, Bachelor student) What: Information about gender distribution in engineering, chances and challenges for women

GIZ Bangladesh: Stories of Change – Celebrating International Women’s Day

Event Documentation: “Gender equality starts at home! – that is one of the five strategic elements in the framework of the GIZ Gender Strategy. Gender equality within the company – what does it mean to us? On International Women’s Day,

GIZ Nepal: The Nepali adaption of “The Vagina Monologues 2016″

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a special performance dedicated to celebrate femininity, diversity, relationships and love: Booking Show of: The Nepali adaption of “The Vagina Monologues 2016 – योनिकाकथाहरु” When: Tuesday, 08.03.2015, 4.30-6.00 pm Nepali time Where: Rato Bangalar School in

GIZ Indonesia: “Pledge for Parity” Gender Event 2016

Report of the Event: “Pledge for Parity” was the theme of the 7th annual gender event organized by the GIZ in Indonesia. The event took place in the Cemara 6 Galeri-Museum on 2 March 2016. In honour of this occasion

GIZ India: Gender Day Meet and GIZ India Gender Market Place

Event Documentation: Content and Background: Ambition, competence, determination and resourcefulness do not come with gender labels. Women enter India’s workforce in large numbers, and deliver valuable contribution to the gross national domestic product. However, despite India’s admirable record of economic

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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South Caucasus: Privatwirtschaftsentwicklung Südkaukasus: “Women Build Caucasus”

Women Build Caucasus“ im südkaukasischen Kontext „Women Build Caucasus“ ist ein Netzwerk von Architektinnen und Designerinnen im Südkaukasus. Ziel des Netzwerks ist die Vernetzung der Frauen, um eine gegenseitige Unterstützung zu befördern und ein Bewusstsein für ihr Arbeiten und Wirken,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Azerbaijan: Frauen – Macht – Politik: Das DAYAQ-Mentoring-Programm für starke Frauen in der Kommunalpolitik in Aserbaidschan

„Für mich ist meine Mentee Fortsetzerin und Weiterentwicklerin meiner Ideen“ Mehriban Zeynalova (l.) Vorsitzende Verein “Clean World” (Mentor 2015)   “Die Treffen mit den Mentoren veränderte meine gesamte Vorstellung vom Frau-Sein. Ich bin zur Arbeit gegangen, danach die Hausarbeit und

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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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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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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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Indonesia (Timor Leste) – Understanding the Causes of Gender-Based Inequality in Indonesia (Video)

IMPRESSIONS OF THE EVENT: The short movie of the Gender Working Group GIZ Indonesia explains and illustrates causes, challenges and problems of gender-based inequality in Indonesia.  (with English subtitles) Kenapa ada ketidaksetaraan gender? / Understanding the Causes of Gender-Based Inequality

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Vietnam (Hanoi) – “By Choice or By Chance” – Documentary Movie Screening

The recent Vietnamese Documentary Movie (2013) “By Choice or By Chance” will be screened at GIZ Country Office to all interested staff. Following the screening, 1-2 of the main female characters whose lives are shown in the movie as well

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Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar) – Meet and Greet: Gender Triangle

The topic will be “Meet and Greet – Gender Triangle”. The event aims to exploit network effects by inviting various actors, who also invite actors implementing gender-related activities in Mongolia. It provides an opportunity to get to know each other

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Uzbekistan (Tashkent) – Webinar: How to Implement the GIZ Gender Strategy

The term webinar is short for web-based seminar, which is an online event – a conference, lecture, workshop or seminar – that is transmitted over the web. A webinar allows a speaker hosting the event to share PowerPoint presentations, videos,

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Philippines & Pacific Islands (Makati City) – Daily Gender Struggle

Each day during gender week, a new message will be posted in each office to provoke discussion among colleagues about gender issues in our everyday lives. These messages could be short anecdotes, provocative questions or even an image of a

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Philippines & Pacific Islands (Manila & Fiji) – Training on Gender & Climate Change

The training workshop will take place simultaneously in Manila and Fiji on 2nd of  March. The participants in both locations will interact/communicate via video conference. The training workshop is based on the “Pacific Gender and Climate Change toolkit”. Participants are

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Sri Lanka (Colombo) – Reality of Sri Lankan Women as Domestic Workers in the Middle East

The idea for this event is to discuss with the film director Nadya Perera the documentary `4th of February´. The 30 min. production is woven around the stories of three women who left Sri Lanka to work as domestic workers

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Uzbekistan (Tashkent) – Training Related to Gender-Responsive Activities

Agenda: Overview of project and program results of gender responsive activities (e.g. posters, success stories, articles, fact sheets) Presentation of results of the quantitative study on gender views of GIZ staff in Uzbekistan Sharing of experiences: Gender analysis reports of UN,

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Uzbekistan (Tashkent) – Gender Equality: Sharing Experiences and Success Stories

Preparing and being prepared to share experiences and success stories: poster presentations, fact sheets, photographs, videos, etc.. These success stories provided by projects and programs will be collected and published either in GIZ Headquarters or locally in form of a

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Laos (Vientiane) – Brainstorming Session on Gender-Related Issues

Every project is asked to conduct a brainstorming/discussion on at least one crucial gender related issue that affects or might affect the project and its activities and formulate concrete next steps on how to address the identified issue in 2015

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Laos (Vientiane) – Brown Bag Lunch: German Contributions to Gender-Responsive Financing

Presentation of gender based activities and results of the microfinance project. It is currently discussed if the cofinancing partner of the project (Australian Aid) will participate in the presentation, so it would become a German-Australian input. The Brown Bag Lunch

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Indonesia (Timor Leste) – “10 Things to Know about Gender in Indonesia”

IMPRESSIONS OF THE EVENT AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION: During the Gender Week 2015 the gender working group sent an E-mail to all GIZ employees in Indonesia and Timor Leste and inform about 10 relevant facts related to gender. We inform GIZ

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Indonesia (Timor Leste) – Gender Equality: I go for it!

The core part of the event will consist of three panel discussions where GIZ’s commitment to gender in the field of climate change, governance and economic empowerment will be discussed. Here, we will focus on the experiences of GIZ managers

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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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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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