Health

Menstrual Hygiene Day is happening. Period

Approximately 1.9 billion women and girls menstruate between two and seven days a month on average. The recurring process of menstruation has a decisive influence on the lives of women and girls worldwide. Oftentimes, they are poorly informed, or menstruation is a taboo

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Psychosocial Support for Female Suvivors of Violence: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

The project on Psychosocial Support in Jordan organises a half day interdisciplinary dialogue in the Jordanian Ministry of Health. Different actors from NGOs, Ministries and Academia will discuss the relevance of psychosocial support for female victims of violence and the

Germany: Changing Norms on Menstruation – Co-creating Menstrual Health and Hygiene Actions

Introduction In November 2019 the German Parliament agreed that from January 2020 the tax on sanitary products – the so-called Tampon Tax – would be decreased from 19% to 7%. At this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day (28.05.) PtS Flachsbarth (http://www.bmz.de/20180525-1)

GIZ India : Gender Market Place : ”When ‘Attitude Meets Action”

GIZ India Gender Day 2020 : When ”Attitude Meets Action”  We at GIZ India kicked off the Gender Week 2020 with a Gender Breakfast Meeting organized on Monday, 3rd March by the project – Womens Economic Empowerment (Her&Now). The Breakfast meeting focused

Pakistan: Sanitation for Millions

Promoting Gender Equality in Sanitation for Millions Program, Pakistan. Contextual Background and General situation Analysis Balochistan, being the largest province, spreads over an area of 347,190 Sq, KMs and forms 43.6 per cent of the total area of Pakistan. In

Peru: Incorporar la perspectiva de género en el sector transporte urbano en Perú

1. Fomento de la igualdad de género En 2017, Lima fue nombrada entre las 5 ciudades más peligrosas del mundo para las mujeres, con el tercer transporte más inseguro para ellas, según el ranking Thomson Reuters Foundation1. Teniendo en cuenta

Colombia: COSIENDO COLCHAS – mujeres de Colombia trabajan para prevenir la violencia de género

Mujeres enrutadas y más empoderadas’ es un proyecto que trabaja con mujeres víctimas del conflicto para que sanen cosiendo y tengan una fuente de sustento económico. En el campo uno no sabe qué es eso de género”, cuenta Melfi Rojas,

Nepal: Making Life Better For Girls And Women In Nepal – Month After Month

BREAKING THE SILENCE AND TABOOS SURROUNDING MENSTRUAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT CONTEXT Many restrictions surrounding menstruation in Nepal and worldwide have arisen out of deeply entrenched cultural and religious traditions and beliefs. In Nepal, during menstruation; often girls and women are barred

India: Indo-German Social Security Programme: Advancing gender equality towards Universal Health Coverage

Social health insurance for vulnerable families in India Context and Initiative In India, out of pocket payments for health care impoverish millions of persons every year. Furthermore, India’s patriarchal society heavily disadvantages women and girls in terms of decision-making about

Cambodia: Nutrition knowledge for better health choices in the family

The GIZ project “Improvement of Livelihoods and Food Security (ILF I+II)” supports land recipient families to use the land that they received from the Cambodian government. Activities focus mainly on establishing a home garden that provide diversified and healthy nutrition

Yemen: EMPOWERING WOMEN BY ENSURING FOOD SECURITY

HOME GARDENS IN YEMEN CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Cultural, traditional and political norms in Yemen allocate mainly caring and reproductive tasks to women; their movement is often limited to their homestead and fields. The Sustainable Food Security Program, implemented on behalf

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Central Asia: MALE INVOLVEMENT IN FAMILY PLANNING

PROMOTING MEN’S ENGAGEMENT IN BIRTH PREPAREDNESS IN CENTRAL ASIA CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE In Central Asia, religion and traditionstrongly influence societal behavior, especially when it comes to power relations and gender perceptions. Firmly established family hierarchies impact virtually all aspects of

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GIZ a TOP-Performer – Global Health 50/50 Report 2019

The independent Global Health 50/50 Initiative is associated to the Centre for Gender and Global Health at the University College London. It promotes, tracks and regularly reports on initiatives and global efforts to improve health worldwide. Its 2019 report entitled

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Femme entrepreneuse épanouie = équilibre du ménage

« Femme entrepreneuse épanouie = équilibre du ménage. Quelle contribution à la conservation de la nature et à  Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle ?» formation pratique : valorisation du fromage du soja pour améliorer le revenu et la nutrition du ménage (les

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Gute Ernährung – nicht nur Frauensache

8. März, 13.00 – 14.30 Uhr, Bonn, Saal Donau Die Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter ist in vielerlei Hinsicht eng verknüpft mit den Themen Ernährung und Ernährungssicherung. Die Zusammenhänge werden, u.a. in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, seit vielen Jahren international diskutiert. Verschiedene Studien verweisen

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Promotion of Equal Access to High-Tech Medical Services

BOOKLET_Gender week_HTM Project_2019 The following events are held within the framework of the Gender Week 2019 in Uzbekistan: On March 5, we will celebrate the week of promoting gender equality regarding “Gender equality in GIZ” at the GIZ Uzbekistan Office. The following

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Talent exhibition village, conferences and carnival celebrations

GIZ Madagascar is taking part in the gender week celebrations led by the Ministry promoting gender equity. Numerous women’s associations that we support from our intervention regions – eco-tourism, protected area management, jewelry linked to artisanal mining, women’s mayors association

Pakistan: Thinking Pink at GIZ Pakistan

Gender as a cross-cutting topic in Pakistan German development cooperation has been engaged in Pakistan for more than 50 years. Pakistan currently represents one of the biggest portfolios of GIZ worldwide. According to the country strategy of the Federal Ministry

India: Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition

Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition: A Joint Action by the Food & Nutrition Security & Enhanced Resilience Programme (FaNS-GIZ) & Department of Women & Child Development to Improve Dietary Diversity among Women and Children in Madhya Pradesh (India) “It

Mauritania: Khaima Pipi

The competition entry can be downloaded. (In German)  

Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition: A Joint Action to Improve Dietary Diversity among Women and Children in Madhya Pradesh (India)

The Department of Women & Child Development, Bhopal in collaboration with GIZ & the NGOs celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th of March, 2017 to improve nutritional diversity and improved quality intake of diets in a gender-equitable manner to reduce

Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition: A Joint Action to Improve Dietary Diversity among Women and Children in Madhya Pradesh (India)

“It has been the tradition for women and girls to eat last. This is how it has always been. No one dares question the tradition”. (Pregnant woman, District Chhatarpur) Sheopur and Chhatarpur are among the most backward and remote districts

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Movie screening “Girl Rising”

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the

Exposition « le genre et accès à l’énergie » / Exhibition “gender and access to energy”

The program “Energising Development” (EnDev) organise the exhibition “gender and access to energy” to show through pictures the relevance of the gender dimension in the energy sector. The exhibition highlights the negative effects of the lack of access to energy

Women Solidarity March, Lesotho

Looking at the International Women’s Day values, the GIZ PISA team in Leribe is conducting in cooperation with Bacha – re – Bacha the Women Solidarity March on the 8th of March 2017. We want the gender and health issues

GloBe: BACKUP Health: Towards Gender Sensitivity in Global Fund Programmes – Adressing the linked SRH and HIV needs of key populations

Context and Initiative Gender equality means that all genders enjoy equal resources or benefits, or equal access to and use of services – this also applies to healthcare. However, gender-related barriers to health undermine the right to health for all.

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Cameroon: L’implication des hommes, l’accès géographique, financier et socio culturel des femmes et des filles: des atouts pour la planification familiale

Contexte et justification Dans le cadre de l’amélioration de la situation sanitaire des femmes et des enfants et dans le but d’accorder plus d’importance au droit à la santé de la reproduction, le Ministère de la santé publique a adopté

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