Peace and Security

Cambodia: DEALING WITH SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT AND RECONCILIATION

GIZ CIVIL PEACE SERVICE IN CAMBODIA CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE The mass crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the period of 1975 to 1979 are well known. Under the command of a radical communist regime, the entire country

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Nepal: A GENERATION’S DREAM OF TRANSFORMATION COMES TRUE

SUPPORT OF MEASURES TO STRENGTHEN THE PEACE PROCESS IN NEPAL CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Gender inequality was one of the root causes of 10 years of armed conflict in Nepal. In the current post-conflict context, the Nepali-German Support of Measures to

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“Empowerment goes Digital” auf dem Digital Gateway

Empowerment goes Digital! Digital technologies open up undreamt-of possibilities and at the same time harbour the risk of reproducing or even exacerbating existing inequalities. Our new Trend-Topic provides suggestions on how this can be avoided, shows what kind of gender-specific differences

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EmpowHERment! Economic empowerment of refugee women: Unleash potential – transform societies

Lama Ahmad © GIZ/C. Cannizzo (Berlin, March 11, 16:30 – 18:30 o’clock) Flight and displacement cannot just increase gender-specific risks for women, but also open up new room for maneuver: in fragile contexts, gender relations can be renegotiated and tasks

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Civil Peace Service: Women – Actors for Peace

On March 1st, the Civil Peace Service (CPS) of GIZ started the Facebook Campaign Women – Actors for Peace. Throughout the month, we will post information regarding this topic. On March 8th, two of our CPS advisors in Guatemala will take

Sexual Harassment in the workplace – and how to defend yourself

The International Women’s Day is celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while calling for gender equality.  GIZ Laos wants to use this occasion to bring into focus an issue that some might want to cover: sexual

Gender Week and Competition Colombia

We just launched our Gender Competition 2018 in Colombia! All programs in Colombia are invited to present their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goal 5 of the Agenda 2030. invitation competition gender week. (in spanish)    

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

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.

Bonn: Women, Peace and Security – Preventing War and Sustaining Peace

Genderweek – „Women, Peace and Security: Preventing war and sustaining peace“ UN Security Council Res. 1325 calls for more support for women’s participation in peace negotiations and in post-conflict reconstruction. Germany’s role in the implementation of Res.1325 and the on-going

Comic on sexual abuse in peacekeeping missions

The short Comic by Jan Grebe and Bourahima Zongo tells the Story of Ama who is raped by a soldier, getting pregnant and therefore is expelled from her Family home. The aim of the Comic is to indicate legal failures prosecuting

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The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) opens a Child Care Room for Staff Members

With the assistance of the GIZ Support, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has developed a comprehensive Gender Policy. The Policy seeks to enable KAIPTC staff who are either nursing mothers or parents of young children to balance

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Impact du Genre au niveau des partenaires directs ou indirects de la GIZ/RDC

Concernant la semaine Genre, la GIZ/RDC organise des interview auprès de ses partenaires directs ou indirects pour savoir l’impact du Genre dans leurs activités ou même leurs vies. Ses interview seront enregistrés sous forme d’un vidéo de 5 à 10

“Gender is not only about women and children”

The Qacha’s Nek GIZ PISA team will address the issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and child labor. The overall goal will be, to provide young people at the PISA office in Qacha’s Nek with Information about GBV in their

Women and the New Humanitarian Agenda – attend the event

Last year’s World Humanitarian Summit was a first step towards recognising the central role of women in humanitarian crises. Women are not only disproportionally affected by humanitarian disasters, with over 75 percent of the 125 million people in need of

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Shaping Our Future Through Conversations that Matter : ’Gender Equality in the Changing World : Planet 50-50 by 2030′

Event Documentation: Café Tables at GIZ India’s Gender Café Event were discussing issues pertinent to both men and women of a changing world: Empowerment of women through digital solutions; Gender sensitive communications, ‘Addressing women’s safety’ ‘Role and involvement of Men in

Gender in Conflict-Affected Areas- an opportunity to learn

Webinar “Applying a Gender Lens to Responsible Business Practices in Conflict-Affected Areas” According to the World Bank, 2 billion people live in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict and violence. Sustainable development comes under threat in conflict-affected

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Afghanistan: Police Cooperation Project

GIZ – PCP (Police Cooperation Project) Literacy unit of PCP works in partnership with Minister of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan and National Literacy Department of Minister of Education of Afghanistan. Objectives:  Better interaction between police and the citizens 

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Yemen: No business as usual – strengthen Yemeni Business Women in times of war

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Since 2015, Yemen is in a full-blown armed conflict with men and women struggling to nourish themselves and their children. Due to the security situation the Private Sector Development Project (PSDP) is fully implemented in the Business

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Colombia: Excombatientes, masculinidades, feminidades y la paz – Como producir zapatos o yogures puede cambiar roles de género y apoyar a la reconciliación y a la paz

El contexto El Centro de Reconciliación de Florencia es una casa que se encuentra en un barrio vulnerable del municipio de Florencia. Caquetá en uno de los departamentos más afectados por el conflicto armado en Colombia. El barrio la Ciudadela,

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Africa Regional: Gender Mainstreaming within the African Peace and Security Architecture

The GIZ Support Project to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has supported the KAIPTC in developing a Gender Policy, which was officially launched in September 2014 and is being implemented by the KAIPTC since September. Gender has

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