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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14.01.2022, News: Pro­mot­ing fe­male en­tre­pren­eur­ship

The potential of female start-ups is great. The mentoring programme "Female Shift" aims to promote female founders in Africa. Be part of the cooperation between women in Germany and Africa - and apply…

10.01.2022, News: Find­ing truth and justice through forensic sci­ence

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) uses medicine and forensic science to document violations of human rights, such as sexual violence and other forms of torture. In a project implemented in Iraq, they…

20.12.2021, News: Ecuador: On­line cam­paign against gender-based vi­ol­ence

As a part of a strategic social media campaign, actors from politics, sports, civil society and the private sector are working together to raise awareness in Ecuadorian society about the widespread…

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