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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07.10.2022, News: Dia­logue ap­proaches to over­com­ing fe­male gen­ital mu­til­a­tion - a con­tri­bu­tion to fem­in­ist…

A high-level event addressed dialogue approaches in development cooperation and discussed their potential for changing social norms and thus overcoming female genital mutilation (FGM).

25.04.2022, News: New study takes an in­ter­sec­tional look at the im­pact of Covid-19 on gender equity

A new study highlights how women and girls in all their diversity are particularly affected by the social, health, and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. It provides concrete steps for action…

01.04.2022, News: Clos­ing the gender gap in the African Peace & Se­cur­ity Sec­tor

In collaboration with the Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), the GIZ Support Programme to the KAIPTC has been…

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