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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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.

08.03.2021, News: No peace without wo­men: Third Ac­tion Plan on the Wo­men, Peace and Se­cur­ity Agenda

On March 2, the German government unveiled the new National Action Plan for the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda (2021-2024).

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09.03.2021, News: Film cam­paign by the pro­ject Her&Now

What does a short film have to do with promoting female entrepreneurship in India?