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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31.10.2020, News: We cel­eb­rate the 20th an­niversary of Res­ol­u­tion 1325

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on "Women, Peace and Security". This groundbreaking resolution addresses for the first time the…

28.10.2020, News: BMZ launches Ac­tion Net­work on Forced Dis­place­ment

On the 27 October 2020, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) hosted a virtual launch of the Action Network on Forced Displacement.