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Celebration de la Journée de la femme 2019 – GIZ, Fondation Hanns Seidel, KfW

LA GIZ en RD Congo célèbre la Journée Internationale de la Femme 2019 en collaboration avec la KfW et la Fondation Hanns Seidel. Cette journée d’échanges et de réflexion s’inscrit dans le cadre de la promotion du dialogue entre collègues (hommes-femmes) afin

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Journée internationale des droits des femmes.

 GIZ Algeria organized on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 workshops on the theme of gender. The sessions were led by Ms. Aicha Zinai, gender expert and member of the National Council of Human Rights ; as well as and by the

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Gender in Ministry of Decentralisation

Atelier de sensibilisation/réflexion sur la Promotion du Genre au sein du Ministère de la décentralisation et de la gouvernance locale

Gender Equality for Good Governance

Given that gender equality is one of the key criteria for good governance, achieving results in this area requires coordinated engagement within and outside institutions and other mechanisms in Kosovo. For this purpose, we invite you to the Gender Equality

Plurinational: The GIZ Rainbow Network

Promoting a more inclusive gender approach Advocating respect for human rights, equal opportunities and integrity are core values of GIZ. The GIZ Rainbow Network is actively pursuing to make this a lived reality by promoting structural embodiment of lesbian, gay,

MENA: Regional approach to institutionalize gender mainstreaming

Women’s political participation in the Middle East is among the lowest worldwide. A goal of the programme Strengthening Women in Decision Making in the Middle East – LEAD is to support an enabling environment for gender equality and women’s leadership

Marocco: Translating GIZ Gender Strategy into practice

Starting with the designation of two new Gender Focal Points in 2015, the GIZ Office in Morocco worked towards the implementation of the GIZ Gender Strategy through a strategic and concerted effort. In early 2016, the Gender Focal Points organized

Tunisia: View of Gender Focal Point Tunisia

Soumission au Concours Genre 2018 Au nom du Groupe Genre de la GIZ Tunisie, nous avons le plaisir de soumettre notre dossier pour le Concours Genre 2018, dans la catégorie “Intégration de la dimension du genre dans l’entreprise”. Nous espérons

Pakistan: Gender and Security

Presently, GIZ employs around 45 international and 350 national staff and implements projects throughout Pakistan, a male and Muslim dominated country. Cultural as well as gender considerations differ considerably from Western norms with gender mainstreaming often considered to be a

Germany: Putting Gender Equality at the Core of the G20

Women20 as International Implementation Partner    Background Diversity and full participation are es-sential for fostering resilient, sustaina-ble and viable economies and socie-ties. Equal rights and women’s eco-nomic empowerment are thus funda-mental for a prosperous world and so-cial development. The Women20

GIZ Bolivia: Community of Practice Practice Gender and Interculturality// Bolivia: GIZ Bolivia Hace Camino Al Andar El Grupo De Temas Transversales

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The plurinational state of Bolivia shows one of the highest indicators of gender-based violence and feminicide in the Americas. Statistically, 7 in 10 women will experience some sort of violence in their life, most likely during´a romantic

Brazil: Unterstützung brasilianischer Unternehmen bei der Einführung und Umsetzung eines Diversity-Managements

I. Förderung der Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter In dem vorliegenden Beitrag wird der bereits erfolgreich angestoßene Prozess beschrieben, den die Auslandshandelskammer (AHK) São Paulo und die GIZ Brasilien zur Förderung des Diversity Managements bei brasilianischen Unternehmen angestoßen haben. Die Idee für

Nicaragua: The “glass ceiling” for women also exists in National Human Rights Institutions

At first glance, the world of ombudsman institutions in Latin America is female: The majority of the staff is female and in almost all institutions, there is a specialized unit dealing with women’s rights. Yet, this reality is different: While

Indonesia: Opening insight: KPK saved the life of Mr. Rumi’s baby

Assistance in Preventing and Combating Corruption in Indonesia (APCC) Entry for the Gender Competition 2017 Opening insight: KPK saved the life of Mr. Rumi’s baby “Corruption not only stops counties from getting wealthier, it ruins peoples’ life.” says an officer

Burundi: La Femme Burundaise, leader du changement

Contexte sur le Genre au Burundi   Au Burundi, comme dans la plupart d’autres so-ciétés, la culture attribue aux filles et aux femmes des rôles et fonctions différentes de celles des garçons et des hommes et ce fait engendre des

Benin: Gender House

  Le tableau ci-avant présenté montre plusieurs dimensions du genre à savoir : Tout d’abord, l’homme sur l’échelle en train de mettre l’enseigne GIZ et la femme qui met la peinture sont un noir et une blanche tous deux employés

Uganda: Promoting Gender Equality for All through our Work with LGBT

Trans- and homophobia are entrenched in the Ugandan society and LBGT are discriminated in various fields of their daily lives. Morals and values play an important role in Uganda and are often put above the law. The marginalization of women

Madagascar: Leadership au feminin dans la gouvernance locale

Une faible participation des femmes La stratégie de développement de Madagascar est basée sur la Décentralisation. Ainsi, les communes, en tant que gouvernement local, jouent un rôle prépondérant pour la mise en œuvre de toute politique de développement de proximité.

Botswana: Operationalization of UNSCR 1325 in the SADC Region

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The GIZ Peace Security and Good Governance Programme (PSGG) commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports the Southern African Development Community (SADC), one of the five Regional Economic Communities in Africa.

Sierra Leone: Empowering Women in Sierra Leone’s Mining Communities

Please note that the following characters and dialogue are fictive and do not reflect a situation that has really happened. However, figures, events and names cited are correct. And nonetheless, just maybe, somewhere in Sierra Leone’s East and major mining

Rwanda: Striving for gender equality in local planning processes

Country: Rwanda Project: Striving for gender equality in citizen-oriented participatory governance Submitted by: One Mainstreaming team (Anna Emil & Dieneke ter Huurne) and the Decentralisation and Good Governance programme (Dominique Habimana, Celine Mukamana, Tristan Powell) “Rwandan culture and patriarchal systems

Lunch debate/Déjeuner-débat: En quoi la décentralisation contribue-elle à l’épanouissement et à l’émergences des femmes ?

Event Documentation: The Topic of the day was “Economic Empowerment in a changing world of work”. We gave several Inputs in order to give an overview on global questions of gender before focusing on Mali discussing the following Topics: –

Celebrated Debate: Gender-Week Mozambique

About 50 colleagues participated in the Gender Week Event of GIZ Mozambique, including some representatives from NGOs and EU delegation. Based on a participative approach and on pictures of Mozambican women – fruit sellers, waste collectors and accountants from the Mozambican

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Engendering the electoral process ahead of the 2017 general elections in Kenya

Kenya has made strides in achieving gender equality and equity in the last years. Article 27 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 espouses the rights of women as being equal to men’s and  accords them equal protection and benefit before

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International women’s day celebrations in Afghanistan

International women’s day on 8th of March 2017 The International Women’s Day is worldwide celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while calling for gender equality. GIZ Rule of Law supports the Directorates of Women’s Affairs  in

Closing event of the gender week in Benin: 13 events in total

Event Documentation: GIZ Benin participated in the GIZ Gender Week from 06 to 10 march 2017 by organizing 13 out of 43 events held by the Africa Department, for example an exhibition about gender and equal access to energy which

Conference “Gender-sensitive Budgeting” at the Benin Ministry of Planning

Event Documentation: On the occasion of the International Women’s Day the program “Macroeconomic advisory service on poverty reduction”  (ACMERP) organised a conference on the subject “gender-sensitive budgeting”.  The conference took place at the Ministry of Planning. Pictures: Have a look at

“Make your move!”

On the 8th of March 2017, citizens in Mafeteng, Lesotho, are going to be encouraged to voice out their own individual opinions concerning gender. These different opinions will generate an innovative and productive environment for a discussion that will point

Women’s Day in Mokhotlong, Lesotho

As the GIZ PISA project is a platform that provides political information, we as the local PISA Center in Mokhotlong will, on the 8th of March 2017, concentrate on women’s rights. Especially in rural areas, women are faced with challenges

Women in leadership – be bold for change in Lesotho

We as the GIZ PISA Maseru district team, will spend the entire morning of the 07th of March 2017 on the topic of Gender equality. We have invited two women that are in leading positions, to share with the citizens

High school Debate on Gender Activity

Men and women should be treated equally. This very basic topic is going to be our motto here at the PISA district center in Quthing, Lesotho. On Friday 08th of March 2017 we will invite the debating clubs of two

Gender lunchbreak Tanzania

Open discussion (ask questions, share experirences) on gender during lunch brek

Women in public spaces

Event Documentation: On the occasion of the celebration of the International Women’s Day by GIZ in Mozambique, the Good Financial Governance („BGF“) program is pleased to present several of its initiatives for gender equity and women empowerment in the country.

Gender at GIZ Mauritania

We would like to raise awareness on the importance of gender in our projects and to look at gender issues amongst staff – the whole GIZ in Mauritania is invited to exchange and discuss these topics. The results of a survey among

Women, Land and Corruption

The national chapter of Transparency International in Madagascar produced a short movie (~ 5 minutes) on the topic: “Women, land and corruption”. This short movie will be broadcasted on the national TV channel of Madagascar (TVM) and a private channel

Open Forum: Transforming Leadership – Women, Men, Power and Potential

The GIZ Global Leadership Academy together with the Asian Development Bank co-convenes an Open Forum at the GIZ Representation in Berlin on 31 March 2017 with welcome remarks by Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice-Chair of GIZ Management Board, and Debra Kertzmann,

Gender in the perception of Kyrgyz society

UN Women will present and discuss with GIZ-Kyrgyzstan the key results of the Study “Gender in the perception of society”: What do these perceptions mean for our daily work and how can we deal with the resulting challenges or opportunities?

OECD issues new DAC gender equality policy marker

The OECD DAC has launched new minimum criteria for the DAC gender equality policy marker. As from January 2017 a gender analysis and a ‘do no harm’ approach is compulsory for all aid activities to ensure at minimum that the

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“Beauty of Taxation” – an innovative approach to female empowerment

Women Empowerment by Educating Beauty Salons Entrepreneurs At first, few would dare to associate taxation with beauty. But the two can be combined as evidenced by the collaboration of Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in the

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Presentation/Discussion on ‘Gender-Sensitive Project Implementation’

Date: 09 March 2017, 14.00 – 16.00 h, GIZ Kosovo House 1, big conference room Dear colleagues, We would like to invite you to join us for a short presentation and a discussion on ‘Gender-Sensitive Project Implementation’ on Thursday, 09.03.2017.

Presentation on ‘How to Achieve Gender-Equal Distribution of Public Resources?’

Date: 06 March 2017, 09.30 – 11.30 h, GIZ Kosovo House 1, big conference room To kick off the Gender Week at GIZ Kosovo in Pristina, we invite you to join a presentation on ‘How to Achieve Gender-Equal Distribution of

“Beauty of Taxation” – Women Empowerment by Educating Beauty Salons Entrepreneurs

Success Story : Women Empowerment by Educating Beauty Salons Entrepreneurs: At first thought, few would think to associate taxation with beauty. But the two can be combined as evidenced by the collaboration of PRA and the German Development Partner, GIZ, in

Info Point: Women and Leadership – Frauen in Führung

Event Dokumentation: Frauen in Führung – Beispiele aus der Arbeit der GIZ im In- und Ausland Im Rahmen der Genderwoche und anlässlich des Weltfrauentages widmete sich ein Info-Stand dem Thema „Frauen in Führung – Beispiele aus der Arbeit der GIZ

Marocco: Succes Story d’un projet de femmes appuyé par la GIZ depuis plus d’une décennie 

UNION DES COOPERATIVES DES FEMMES DE L’ARGANERAIE TISSALIWINE Participation au concours au concours genre avec la présentation d’une Succes Story d’un projet de femmes appuyé par la GIZ depuis plus d’une décennie : L’UCFA est le fruit du Projet Conservation

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Moldova: Intervention area “Local Public Services”

GIZ Gender Competition 2016 Project “Modernization of local public services in the Republic of Moldova” Intervention area “Local Public Services” I. Context The European Union refers to gender mainstreaming as the ‘integration of equal opportunities’ in all policy actions, including

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Moldova: Project “Modernization of local public services in the Republic of Moldova” Intervention area “Regional planning and Programming”

GIZ Gender Competition 2016 Project “Modernization of local public services in the Republic of Moldova” Intervention area “Regional planning and Programming” Why is mainstreaming gender important in infrastructure projects? Despite the adoption of the legal and regulatory framework with regard

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Cameroon: L’integration du genre dans la gestion et la maintenance des points d’eau comme gage de perennisation et modele de gouvernance locale

Eu égard au rôle prépondérant des femmes dans la tâche quotidienne d’approvisionnement des ménages en eau potable, mais, presque pas impliquées dans le processus décisionnel sur les questions relatives à l’eau, le Programme d’Appui à la Décentralisation et au Développement

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Burundi: Pour l’égalité des genres et la gouvernance foncière

Le projet foncier de GIZ Burundi : pour l’égalité des genres et la gouvernance foncière Natacha Kashirahamwe est la première femme à prendre le volant des véhicules de la GIZ Burundi, au sein du Projet foncier. Sereine, souriante, elle ne

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Uganda: Gender Equality in Uganda

By Victor Ndyabagye & Joseph Oketcho Omalla, GIZ Uganda “Wherever women are deprived of their rights and freedoms, wherever they are humiliated and abused, development is invariably limited,” Angela Merkel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at global leaders’ meeting on gender

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Bangladesh: From Prisoner to Business Woman – An Outcome of Gender Mainstreaming

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Bangladesh the majority of the population has little access to justice. The criminal justice system is chronically underfinanced and offers limited legal aid, particularly to vulnerable groups. 70% of prisoners are under trial. Prisons are overcrowded

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Cambodia: Bringing the Rights of Voiceless Women into the Political Agenda

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE According to a national survey commissioned by the UN and DFAT, 32 percent of ever-partnered Cambodian women aged 15-64 experience emotional abuse by an intimate partner in their lifetime; while 21 percent face physical and/or sexual violence.

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Macedonia: Regional Network promotes Gender Equality on Local Level

1. Efforts to promote Gender equality GIZ is a longstanding partner of the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South East Europe (NALAS) and supports the network in achieving its strategic objectives. Since 2010, GIZ provides institutional support to

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Afghanistan: The long road to Gender equality in Afghanistan: A multilevel and participatory approach to improve access to justice for women

Women who claim their legal rights in Afghanistan have a hard time. For the vast majority of women the right to access education, health and social security only exists on paper. In reality things are quite different. The reason is

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Nepal: Change Starts at Home: The Gender Quality Circle

Background With the aim of promoting “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment” GIZ Nepal moved forward with a strong belief that change begins at home. Accordingly, immediately after the establishment of the Gender Quality Circle (GQC), it focused on gender equality

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Benin: Présentation du film “sens inverse” du PDDC « Un film qui agit sur les mentalités »

1. Présentation sommaire du Programme d’appui à la décentralisation et au Dévelop-pement Communal de la GIZ Le Programme bénino-allemand d’appui à la décentralisation et au Développement Communal (PDDC) est un programme soutenu par le ministère fédéral allemand (BMZ) et mis

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Guatemala: La campaña Cartas de Mujeres en Guatemala

La campaña Cartas de Mujeres en Guatemala Por: Argelia Chilin, Rosaria Alvarez y Sandra Amanda Sucup/ Asesoras técnicas FOSIT-GIZ   Conocer la experiencia exitosa de Cartas de Mujeres impulsada por el Programa ComVoMujer en el Perú, motivó el interés de

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Afghanistan: Strengthening Public Administration Education in Afghanistan

Project: Strengthening Public Administration Education in Afghanistan (SPA-GIZ) Strengthening Public Administration Education project in Afghanistan (SPA-GIZ) is working closely with two main Stakeholders, the Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education ) in establishing a Bachelor’s degree program offered in five universities

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Afghanistan: Regional Capacity Development Program

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The Taliban’s oppression of women in Afghanistan during their rule from 1996 through 2001 is well documented and included movement restrictions, the denial of the right to work, beatings and other physical abuse, arbitrary detentions, a near

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Guatemala: Enfoque de Género y el Impacto en el Desarrollo Integral de las Mujeres Guatemaltecas

I. Proyecto Fiscal (PROFI) – Guatemala Desde 01.01.2013, Alemania apoya al Estado de Guatemala a través del Proyecto Fiscal (PROFI) en la mejora de la capacidad de autofinanciación mediante el fortalecimiento de la eficiencia y la transparencia del sistema fiscal

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Mozambique: Resource Governance Program

1. Förderung der Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter 1.1 Regionaler Kontext Die aktive Teilnahme von Frauen am öffentlichen Leben ist in weiten Teilen Mosamiks eher die Ausnahme. Im patrilinear geprägten Süden sind Frauen häufig finanziell abhängig von ihrem Partner und verfügen über

Zambia: Comic of GIZ Zambia Gender Strategy

Background: GIZ Zambia, namely the country director Mr. Thomas Schaef and the Gender working group1 are helping to contribute towards the company wide and Africa Department gender strategies, by promoting gender at country as well as program level and making

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