Gender and Development

Feminist Development Policy

German Development Minister Svenja Schulze has published the Strategy for a Feminist Development Policy with the aim of ensuring that all people can participate equally in social, economic and political life and exercise their human rights.

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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. 

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Monthly fact

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$ 172 Trillion
currently make up the difference between women and men in the world's expected lifetime income. This is equivalent to twice the global GDP.

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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12.04.2023, News: From com­batants to film­makers: voices from Colom­bia and Uganda

When we think of armed non-state groups in conflict regions, we associate them mainly with male combatants. However, around 30-40 percent of the members of these groups are women. In a project…

16.03.2023, News: Fem­in­ist de­vel­op­ment policy – for just and strong so­ci­et­ies world­wide

The joint press conference of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Foreign Office on the publication of the strategy for a feminist development policy and the…

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).