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Panel: Be Bold for Change. Sustainable Development Goals: Ensuring no one is left behind.

On Thursday, 9 March 2017, more than 55 participants followed the Invitation of the GIZ Gender Working Group Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN to join the GIZ Indonesia Gender Event 2017. The resource persons and participants have experienced an exciting event

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Communicating Gender Award 2017 – Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN

The GIZ Communicating Gender Award 2017 took place to appreciate the hard work put in by projects in gender mainstreaming. On Thursday, 9 March 2017, more than 55 participants followed the Invitation of the GIZ Gender Working Group Indonesia, Timor-Leste

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Serbia (Belgrade) – Gender Equality World Café 2015

GIZ Serbia organized a Gender World Café 2015 in co-operation with the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Republic of Serbia (SIPRU). Current and future needs to improve emerging gender issues in Serbia have been discussed. The participants

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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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Madagascar (Antananarivo) – Madagaskar ruft zur Genderstunde

Während der diesjährigen Genderwoche wurden in Madagaskar vom 4 bis 6 März die Gender-Kapazitäten der GIZ Mitarbeiter und Mitarbeiterinnen gestärkt. Ziel der dreitägigen Fortbildung war die Auffrischung des Genderwissens der GIZ-BeraterInnen insbesondere in Bezug auf die GIZ-Genderstrategie. Die vorgestellten Werkzeuge

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Benin (Cotonou) – Celebration of International Women’s Day: Filmscreening “The Other Way Round”

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the GIZ office in Benin screened the film “L’égalité des sexes au Bénin: « sens inverse »,“ to incite discussion about gender roles in Benin.  The film, created by the Decentralization Programme in Benin, showed a

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Benin (Cotonou) – Celebration of International Women’s Day by the Programme for Water, Hygiene, and Sanitation (ProSEHA)

The dinner-discussion brought together local authorities in charge of water and health and partners of the Sectorial Programme for Water, Hygiene, and Sanitation (ProSEHA/GIZ). When? 6th of March 2015, 19h30 – 21h30 IMPRESSIONS OF THE EVENT: Highlights of the event

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Benin (Cotonou) – Celebration of the International Women’s Day by the Programme for Decentralization (PDDC)

The main aim of the event is to encourage interest in the theme and reinforce plans for gender advocacy to be executed with partners of the Programme for Decentralization (PDDC). Therefore a questionnaire with ten questions was sent to the

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Zambia (Lusaka) – Breakfast Meeting: Being a professional woman in GIZ Zambia

The Gender Working Group organized a breakfast meeting to commemorate the Gender Week and International Women’s Day by inviting staff members to discuss about being a professional woman in GIZ Zambia. To listen to women’s experiences, they had the opportunity

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Benin (Cotonou) – “Pause détente Genre” – Internal Gender Week celebration of the Programme Promotion of Agriculture (ProAgri)

While ProAgri’s main event for the Gender Week took place in the North of Benin in the form of a workshop to promote female entrepreneurship in the rural area, the office in Cotonou organized an internal celebration. All ProAgri employees

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Uganda (Kampala) – Empowerment of Women and Girls is Progress for All: Three Decades of Gains for Ugandan Women and Girls

IMPRESSIONS OF THE EVENT: Ministry of Energy in Uganda Holds First Gender Day On Friday 6th March, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), supported by GIZ PREEEP held its very first Gender Day. The event aimed at not

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Armenia (Yerevan) – Photo Exhibition: Female Local Politicians

The Local Governance Programme South Caucasus, which is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Government and in Armenia co-financed by the Swiss Development Cooperation and USAID, supports an enabling legal and institutional framework for local self-government and strengthens

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Egypt (Cairo) – Training of Trainers for Sexual Harassment Activities in Youth Centers

With the support of civil society organsiations, the Ministry of Youth and Sports organized a training of trainers on the topic of sexual harassment. The training aimed at providing the trainers the knowledge on the highly sensitive topic as well

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Tunisia (Tunis) – Spreading the Word about Social Issues Related to Gender Equality

GIZ Tunisia’s gender working group takes the 2015 gender week as an opportunity to spread the word about social issues related to gender equality, such as the so called “gender pay gap”, “sharing domestic tasks”, “gender related violence in daily

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Nicaragua (Managua) – Murals Alluding to Gender (Concurso Murales)

En el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer (8 de marzo) la GIZ celebra la Semana de Género (2 al 6 de marzo), en la cual se realizaran diversas actividades en conmemoración de esta fecha, una de las actividades

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Nicaragua (Managua) – Photo Competition on Gender (Concurso de Fotografías con sensibilidad de Género)

En el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer (8 de marzo) la GIZ celebra la Semana de Género (2 al 6 de marzo), en la cual se realizará diversas actividades en conmemoración de esta fecha, una de las actividades

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Morocco (Rabat) – Forestry: A Sector also for Women

The High Commissioner of Water and Forest and Combating Desertification, Dr. Abdeladim Lhafi, will open the celebration. Afterwards, the word is given to six young and experienced women working in the forest sector: Some of them at the beginning of

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Tunisia (Tunis) – SEX SELLS – Surtout à Hollywood

Movie evening and debate All GIZ staff in Tunisia is invited to watch a movie that has been part of pop culture in recent years. At the beginning of the evening a vote on the film will be held: “Crazy,

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Germany (Bonn) – Supporting Program: Campaigns, Movies, Exhibitions

What? Various national and international campaigns addressing men to engage for gender equality will be presented. A photographic exhibition on the celebration of the International Men’s Day in Yemen 2014 will be shown and the program is accompanied by movies and

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Germany (Bonn) – Internal Workshop: Masculinities and Vulnerability in Contexts of Violence

What? This interactive workshop focusses on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in relation to working with boys and men in conflict transformation and peacebuilding as a contribution to the promotion of gender equality. Resource persons from practice and science will give

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Germany (Bonn) – Market of Possibilities

What? Projects and campaigns from GIZ, UN Women, Plan International Germany and CARE Germany are presented and offer interesting insights into innovative approaches to gender equality that focus on boys and men. Visitors have the opportunity to talk to experts from

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Egypt (Cairo) – Interactive Workshop: Women and Water – Role of Women in Cairo’s Informal Area

In the frame of an ongoing empowerment process, the BMZ-financed Water and Wastewater Manangement Programme invites NGO representatives, both men and women, to participate in a one day interactive Workshop to raise awareness on gender related roles and responsibilities in

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Egypt (Cairo) – Awareness Raising and Promotion of Gender Equality on the Campus of the American University

Exhibition of many international organizations, institutions and donors etc. in the Greek Campus in Cairo on the occasion of International Womens’ day initiated by UN Women.  GIZ will have a booth and present gender related activities, short movies, material etc.

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Egypt (Cairo) – Gender Fair

The BMZ-financed Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) of GIZ Egypt is implementing a gender fair to celebrate international women’s day together with the public in general and the residents of the targeted informal areas in particular. The NGOs

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Egypt (Cairo) – Where the National Employment Pact (NEP) stands on Gender and the Way Forward

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Germany (Bonn) – Internal Workshop: Relevance of Gender Mainstreaming – and the Participation of Men – for Acquisition within the EU

What? This internal workshop deals with questions related to gender and acquisition. It also deals with the added value of including men into the promotion of gender equality. Inputs will be presented by Evelyn Stöckle and Anne-Marie Castel-Langefeld from GIZ International

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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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Germany (Bonn) – Webinar: How to work as a gender working group on country level? – Exchange of experiences and lessons learnt

In many countries the tasks and responsibilities of GIZ Gender Focal Points are shared within a team – the so-called gender working groups. The webinar is open to all gender focal persons of the Africa Department and provides an opportunity

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Serbia (Belgrade) – Get Together with Female Lawyers

Successful female lawyers are being invited to an informal get together to discuss on how to promote female lawyers. The meeting will be a gathering of prominent females who are active in practicing law in their country. During the meeting

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Macedonia (Skopje) – Get Together with Female Lawyers

Successful female lawyers are being invited to an informal get together to discuss on how to promote female lawyers. The meeting will be a gathering of prominent females who are active in practicing law in their country. During the meeting

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Kosovo (Pristina) – Get Together with Female Lawyers

Successful female lawyers are being invited to an informal get together to discuss on how to promote female lawyers. The meeting will be a gathering of prominent females who are active in practicing law in their country. During the meeting

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Albania (Tirana) – Get Together with Female Lawyers

Successful female lawyers are being invited to an informal get together to discuss on how to promote female lawyers. The meeting will be a gathering of prominent females who are active in practicing law in their country. During the meeting

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Montenegro (Podgorica) – Get Together with Female Lawyers

Successful female lawyers are being invited to an informal get together to discuss on how to promote female lawyers. The meeting will be a gathering of prominent females who are active in practicing law in their country. During the meeting

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Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) – Get Together with Female Lawyers

Successful female lawyers are being invited to an informal get together to discuss on how to promote female lawyers. The meeting will be a gathering of prominent females who are active in practicing law in their country. During the meeting

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Cameroon (Yaoundé) – Femmes et Filles Fortes 2015: “Conflicts and Peace Processes”

The 4-day-event “Femmes et Filles Fortes” (FFF) contributes towards raising gender awareness in Cameroun for already eight years. The GIZ together with other institutions of the German Cooperation in Cameroun organise a series of activities around the International Women’s Day.

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Cameroon (Yaoundé) – Femmes et Filles Fortes 2015: “Soil”

The 4-day-event “Femmes et Filles Fortes” (FFF) contributes towards raising gender awareness in Cameroun for already eight years. The GIZ together with other institutions of the German Cooperation in Cameroun organise a series of activities around the International Women’s Day.

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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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Mozambique (Beira) – The Impact of Climate Change on Women

In support of the International Women’s Day (8 March), the Adaptation to Climate Change Project in Mozambique (AMC-Moz) organized a public debate about the role of women in climate change, reflecting on how climate change affects women and about their

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Mozambique (Maputo) – Imagine Gender: Photo Contest on Gender Equality

The GIZ gender week will be the occasion to gain an overview of the integration of gender equality aspects into the programs of GIZ Mozambique and for awareness-raising: The gender focal points of each program will be asked to choose

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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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Tanzania (Dar-es-Salam) – Power Walk and Introduction to Gender

The gender group will conduct a power walk with new GIZ national and international staff. The idea is to raise awareness of structural differences between men and women in Tanzania. Afterwards, there will be a short time for reflection and a

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Malawi (Lilongwe) – Musical Workshop: Raise Your Voice for Gender Equality!

GIZ Malawi will commemorate the GIZ Gender Week with a musical workshop for young people provided in collaboration with Positivo. Under the banner ‘Raise your voice for gender equality’ (Working Title), the event will enable 30 young people (20 from

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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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Germany (Bonn) – Gender in Value Chains

The improvement of supply chains is a key instrument for economic support measures in the agricultural sector. From a development perspective, it is crucial to induce gender-sensitive supply chains, strengthening women’s income possibilities and promoting an equal footing in the

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Peru (Lima) – Training for Gender Focal Points

The Gender Group of the GIZ-Peru will realize a training workshop for gender focal points and advisors from Wednesday, 4th till Friday, 6th of March. The around 25 participants will mainly come from the GIZ-Peru, but also some colleagues from

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Rwanda (Kigali) – The Role of Men in Realizing Gender Equality

Awareness raising activities on the role of men in achieving gender equality as a follow-up of the  campaign “Proud of Her” initiated in 2014: Warm up questions Film/dokumentary projection Working in groups & discussing the following questions: According to CEDAW,

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Burundi (Bujumbura) – Challenging Gender Roles: Short film featuring GIZ colleges

GIZ Burundi is producing a short film starring colleagues from all projects who answer the same 5 questions. The short film will then be used as an introduction to a series of discussion rounds during the gender week. When? 3rd,

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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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Germany (Bonn) – Evening Event: Panel Discussion on Gender Equality and the Role of Men in International Development Cooperation

What? Changes in the existing gender relations can only be achieved if women and men work together. Examples from Rwanda, Benin, Afghanistan, Colombia and Brazil show how men and boys can become agents of change for a better and just future.

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Germany (Eschborn) – Women‘s Empowerment Principles (WEP)

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and one of the principal drivers of sustainable development, and has proven economic benefits for private businesses: equality means business! This realisation has led to the voluntary principles to empower women in business,

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Germany (Berlin) – Financing the Future – Ansätze der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zur geschlechtergerechten Entwicklungsfinanzierung

Wann? / When?  Dienstag 03. März 2015 / Tuesday 03 March 2015,  18-20h / 6-8 pm Ort? / Location?  GIZ-Sitz in Berlin (Foyer) / GIZ Representation in Berlin ( Foyer) Veranstaltungsprogramm / Program (auf Deutsch/in German): Invitation_to_the_event_Financing_the_Future_in_German Dies ist eine gemeinschaftliche

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