Gender and Development

Economic empowerment

The economic empowerment of women is of central importance for a healthy, resilient economic system and gender equality.

Get­ting in dir­ectly

Gender in Ger­man De­vel­op­ment Co­oper­a­tion

Gender equality is an essential precondition for a human rights-based, socially just, economically and ecologically sustainable development of democratic societies. Yet people around the world are still affected by gender-specific discrimination and excluded from equal participation in public and political life. In order to actively combat this, German Development Cooperation is actively engaged in promoting gender equality. 

Monthly fact

Only 13 % of landowners worldwide are women, although they make up the majority of those employed in agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Good Prac­tices World­wide

The projects on the world map give an overview on past and current work of the GIZ in the field of gender equality and women's rights.

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15.07.2021, News: Gen­er­a­tion Equal­ity Forum: USD 40 Bil­lion and a Global Ac­tion Plan for Gender Equal­ity

"We are done talking". This statement by youth activist Shantel Marekera testifies to the spirit of optimism at the Generation Equality Forum Summit in Paris. States, civil society, the private…

22.06.2021, News: Re­gis­tra­tion for the Gen­er­a­tion Equal­ity Forum now open

The Generation Equality Forum will take place virtually and in Paris from 30 June to 2 July 2021. Register for the Forum now!

30.03.2021, News: Chal­len­ging gender ste­reo­types and pre­vent­ing vi­ol­ence against wo­men and girls

In collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, we successfully implemented the "Engaging Men through Accountable Practice" approach in Cameroon.

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