Rural Development

TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

GIZ’S COLLABORATION WITH SADC IN GENDER MAINSTREAMING   CONTEXT Achieving politically stable, socially just and sustainable economic development that reduces poverty is one of the greatest challenges in Southern Africa. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an alliance of

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All things Gender: interactive mapping tool

Looking for Gender-related documents and strategies? Our mapping tool might help! As the only GG2 project in agriculture and skills development (TVET), we are always trying to keep up with Gender news and developments. Our project supports the African Union

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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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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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#RealGroundbreakers – Get involved in the social media challenge!

Dear Colleagues, We are not alone. IFAD invites all IFAD Partners to join the celebration of International Women’s Day 2019 showing solidarity with rural women, the #realgroundbreakers! The #RealGroundbreakers is a global campaign for the economic and social empowerment of

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Movie Screening: A Land for Women

Women in Namibia have traditionally gotten the short end of the stick with regards to land ownership. Even though over 40% of rural households are headed by women, they still struggle against traditional practices and prejudices. The special initiative “One

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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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Women can do anything! Crafts, entrepreneurship, local governance!

Women can do anything! Get active in the craft sector, build enterprises, construct communities. A dual apprenticeship system exists in Kpalimé, Togo. Yet, young women are largely underrepresented in classes. They lack role models who could inspire them to go

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Women in agricultural production

Exposition de posters sur les femmes transformatrices de produits agricoles et d’échantillons de ces produits agricoles Jeux de cartes par rapport aux ODD entre collègues en vue de refléter l’impact genre du programme à l’atteinte de l’Agenda 2030

Women in rural areas

Réflexion du personnel ProSOL sur « l’autonomisation des femmes et des filles en milieu rural »

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

Workplace Talk: Best Practice Example for external Gender Mainstreaming

In the course of Gender Week 2018, GIZ Uganda’s Mainstreaming Task Team conducted a total of 4 activities. The start of Gender week was celebrated with a Join in Circuit (JIC). The JIC is a practical and interactive tool, developed

Sri Lanka: Vocational Training in North & East of Sri Lanka

The competition entry can be downloaded. (In English)  

Indonesia: Gender Issues are not a problem for us

The competition entry can be downloaded. (In English)  

Indonesia: Inspiration From Nature – Gender Mainstreaming In The Indonesian Forestry Sector

The competition entry can be downloaded. (In English)  

India: Gender Sensitive Initiatives to Reduce Malnutrition

The competition entry can be downloaded. (In English)    

Chad: Groupements de gestion a la convention locale autour des valees amenagees.pdf

The competition entry can be downloaded. (In French)  

Benin: Grünes Innovationszentrum (ProCIVA)

The competition entry can be downloaded. (In German)  

15 African Countries: Gender in agricultural value chain promotion

“The African farmer and her husband…” This proverb entails in essence the importance of women in the African agricultural sector: women form the backbone of African smallholder farming. However, significant gender inequalities can be found in people’s access to key

Cot d*Ivoire: La promotion de l’égalité du genre dans la gestion durable des ressources naturelles

The competition entry can be downloaded. (In French)  

Kenya: EnDev-Kenya Female Solar Gurus-A story of Resilience

The competition entry can be downloaded. (in English)  

Bonn: Women in Agricultural Value Chains: Experiences, Impacts & Commitments for the Future

                                                                                                                       © Klaus Wöhrmann Women in Agricultural Value Chains – Experiences, Impacts & Commitments for the Future When? Thursday, 8. March 2018, 14:00-17:30 CET plus Reception afterwards Where? GIZ Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40; 53113 Bonn; Conference Room “Saal Nil”and S4B With? Dr.

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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Community-led value chain development for gender justice and pro-poor wealth creation

The Oxfam Novib programme “Community-led value chain development for gender justice and pro-poor wealth creation” supported by an IFAD grant, contributed to sustainable pro-poor wealth creation and value chain upgrading in Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda through empowerment of women and men from

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Competition „Empowerment of women through digital solutions“ – 3 winners announced!

At the end of 2016, the sectoral program „Promoting Gender equality and women’s rights” launched the GIZ-wide competition “Empowerment of women through digital solutions“ calling for proposals of measures that use an innovative “digital solution” which specifically strengthens women and

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Photo stories “Super women” / Fotohistorietas “super mujeres”

Event Documentation: “Super women, true women” Exhibition of various photo stories about local women and their work during the events organized by local authorities in the Tungurahua and Napo provinces of Ecuador. We will also host two events where those

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

Women’s Leadership in Rural Development

Event Documentation: The project “Green Innovation centres for the agriculture and food sector in Benin” (ProCIVA) dedicated a day to Women Leaders in the rural development. Women Leaders of the sector exchanged on the impacts of ProCIVA’s support on the

Gender Quiz Benin

Event Documentation: Gender Quiz: A “questions and answers” game aimed to raising the awareness, participation and reflection of the project staff around the theme of gender equality. Candidates from each site (Parakou, Bohicon and Cotonou) competed in 3 successive rounds

Radio broadcasting on “Women and market gardening: access to land and integrated management of soil fertility”

Event Documentation: On the occasion of the “International Women’s Day” the project “Soil protection and soil rehabilitation for food security in Benin” (ProSOL) launched a debate on the subject “Women and market gardening: access to land and integrated management of

Speech and debate on the topic ” Women in a changing world of work: Plant 50-50 by 2030″

Increasing the participation of women in the labor market is an important step to gender equality.  The program ProSOL organise a speech and debate on the topic ” Women in a changing world of work: Plant 50-50 by 2030″ to

“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

“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 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

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

G500 Gender Group Poster Display in Bonn

Gender is a central topic in agriculture, and the G500 Gender Group is illustrating several gender activities of the sector and global programmes throughout the Gender Week. Posters will be presented alongside the event on “#Code4Equality” on March 6th, and

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

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

What is the W+ Standard? – inform yourself

The W+TM Standard is a unique certification label developed by WOCAN that endorses projects that create increased social and economic benefits for women participating in economic development or environment projects, including those that provide renewable energy technologies, time and labor

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Empowering women through access to land

On 10 March the conference “Empowering Women through Access to Land” will take place in Tirana, Albania, jointly organised by GIZ and FAO, in cooperation with the International Union of Notaries. The conference will be organized into three panels. In

Empowering rural women in Africa: Tailored agricultural vocational training solutions for women

Event Documentation: A look at the most significant labour market for women in Africa was overdue: Agriculture. Women represent a significant part of the workforce in the agrarian sector, producing up to 80% of the food in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the

Infographic: Empowering Women Farmers

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Mexico: Hacia el entendimiento de la equidad de género en el contexto rural de la Selva Maya

Autores: E. Isabel Corrales-Ferrayola y Rubén Araujo Monroy Para entender la realidad en la estamos inmersos cotidianamente, es necesario detenerse a reflexionar sobre los paradigmas y patrones conductuales actuales. Los mecanismos que generan desigualdad permanecen ocultos, no nos percatamos de

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Fiji: Petani women transform degraded land into productive food gardens

CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Women’s land rights in the Kingdom of Tonga are recognised to be very restrictive and land ownership is denied to all women. Tongan men enjoy proprietorial rights to a town allotment (for residence) and a tax or

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Africa Regional: Farmer Business School: rural women fit for business

Overview Cocoa is one of the main agricultural products and exports of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Cameroon. More than three million smallholdings produce 70% of world cocoa supply. Additional agricultural income is derived mainly from food production. The

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Senegal: Egalité des genres : Valorisation des activités des femmes rurales au Sénégal: Exemple du projet pilote à Félane

L’accès aux énergies renouvelables : une opportunité pour l’autonomisation économique des femmes rurales Le Sénégal a fait de grandes avancées dans la prise en compte du genre dans les différents secteurs du développement, mais un long chemin reste encore à

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Madagascar: Résilience par Chaînes de Valeur

    1. Promotion de l’égalité entre les sexes • Contexte : Le Grand Sud, une région où les femmes sont marginalisées Le « Grand Sud » de Madagascar, notamment les régions Androy, Anosy et Atsimo Atsinanana, est la zone

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Sierra Leone: Gender Commitment of the Small Ruminant Value Chain

  The competition entry ”Gender Commitment of the Small Ruminant Value Chain” from GIZ Sierra Leone can be downloaded here:

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Cambodia: Does Land Project Really Influence Gender Gaps?

Does Land Project Really Influence Gender Gaps? Improvement of Livelihood and Food Security project helps 3,000 poorest households, including 34% female-led households in Cambodia who have been provided with land for residential purposes and family farming in Kratie, Tbong Khmum

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India: Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas

The competition entry ”Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas” from GIZ India can be downloaded here:

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