Violence Against Women

BURKINA FASO: FAMILY DIALOGUES: PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY

SEXUAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS (PROSAD) IN BURKINA FASO CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE Before the law, men and women are considered equal in Burkina Faso. However, in reality women’s rights are continuously denied and neglected; violence against women by their own

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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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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Supporting the police in fighting gender based violence

Supporting the police in fighting gender based violence     CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE As a result of violent conflicts, impunity and deeply embedded traditional, socio-cultural norms and beliefs, sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) is a widespread problem in the

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Morocco: Shaking up gender roles in the “land of never-ever”

Innovative pedagogical approaches to promote bottom-up transformation   Context and initiative “Our society is not ready yet!” is a common phrase one is confronted with in the course of working to promote gender equality in Morocco. Since the “democratic spring”

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Talk on Sexual Harrassment

Sexual Harassment is an unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature. It can vary from an unwanted joke to actual attempted rape. GIZ has a policy banning sexual harassment at the workplace. The presentation gave an overview of the issue as

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Youth Durbar on GBV and Sexual Harassment

The Gender and Communication Unit of GIZ Ghana, partnered the Women Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) of the Kofi Anna International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the WIPNET Program of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), to hold a

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GIZ Costa Rica demuestra actitud – GIZ Costa Rica shows attitude

Colegas de diferentes proyectos y de la Agencia demuestran su actitud en contra del acoso sexual. Colleagues from different projects and the Agency show attitude towards sexual harassment.    

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“Jornada de Masculinidades”

Jornada de Masculinidades capacitación  impartida por nuestros colegas de WEM, Institución de la pareja, familia y masculinidad de Costa Rica, icónica en la región en el trabajo con hombres y durante los últimos 6 años, trabajando atraves de OFALAM en

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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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Round table “Mauritanian Working Women”

  Dans le cadre du partenariat établi autour de l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre de la feuille de route pour l’engagement avec la société civile en Mauritanie, l’UE et les Etats membres participants (l’Allemagne, l’Espagne et la France) organisent

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Charla bimodal sobre equidad de género

En sintonía con el lema de la estrategia actualizada de género y recientemente difundida “Género recargado: La visión necesita actitud y la actitud se encuentra con la acción”, se realizará una charla de sensibilización en temas de género, especialmente para las

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Informeller Fachaustausch: Wie funktioniert eine App zum Schutz von Frauen vor Gewalt?

Das GG2-Vorhaben “Prävention von Gewalt gegen Frauen und Mädchen im südlichen Afrika” hat nach zweijähriger Entwicklungszeit im Januar die App “Nokaneng” auf den Markt gebracht. Informationen, Unterstützung und Schutz von Frauen per App – aber wie genau funktioniert das? Und worauf  musste bei der Umsetzung

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GIZ Afghanistan Gender Week

Celebration of Gender Week in GIZ Afghanistan This time GIZ Afghanistan has successfully celebrated a full gender week package of five different programs in different days. The first program was Awareness building game and open discussion on sexual harassment. which

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Training in Self-Defense Techniques

A long way to go for an equal society “I really enjoyed the self-defense training course organized by GIZ Ecuador on the occasion of the International Women´s Day and this year´s Gender Week. It helped me to acquire and try

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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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Brown Bag Lunch #Metoo Movement

  The GIZ colleagues will exchange opinions about labor harassment and sexual harassment taking the #Metoo movement as basis of analysis,  Also, with the guidance of an expert on the subject, they will learn more about what harassment is and

Strategies for Prevention of Violence against Women: Challenges to enhance their socio-political participation

On the occasion of the commemoration of International Women’s Day in Guatemala we  invite to the conference “Strategies for Prevention of Violence against Women: Challenges to enhance their socio-political participation”  on Wednesday, 7 March from 9.00 – 12.00hrs. at the

Round Table on Girl’s Education

To honour the International Women’s Day on March 8th a round table is being hold in Labé, Guinea at the local radio station “Espace FM”. Four women are invited to talk about girls’ education with a special focus on the

Branding Competition: Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls in Southern Africa

 Give us your ideas and win an original Basotho-blanket! The new regional programme „Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls in Southern Africa“ is looking to brand itself. We need a catchy title and/or acronym that we can translate into

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Launching conference of the first national Anti-Sexual-Harassment Policy at ministerial level

On the 26th of February 2018 the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the GIZ project Youth against Sexual Harassment jointly hosted a launching conference of the first national Anti-Sexual-Harassment Policy in Egypt at ministerial level. The Policy will be

GIZ India offers Self Defence Classes for Men and Women

The GIZ India security desk organized a “Safety Training for Women” on Tuesday, 06.March. Women Safety is topic of global concern. The security desk GIZ India organised a “Half-day Safety Training for Men and Women” on Tuesday, 06th March, 2018.

GIZ Afghanistan Celebrates International Women’s Day

Promotion of gender equality is not just a commitment, but a guiding principle and a quality feature of our work in GIZ. National and international colleagues from different projects of GIZ Afghanistan came together at Kabul GIZ Compound to celebrate

Culture of respect: the value of diversity

On the evening of the 8th of March, GIZ and KfW Cameroon will celebrate and promote the commitment to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place – regardless of gender, social background or personal situation. We will

Brown Bag Lunch “Gender Equality: Why it matters”

On the occasion of the global gender week, GIZ Vietnam will organize a Brown Bag Lunch talk on “Gender Equality: Why it matters” for staff on 6 March 2018. This event will be an open space for participants, through playing quiz games, to

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

Culture of respect / banning sexualized power and harassment at the workplace

The celebration of the International Women’s Day 2018 by the GIZ Forest an Environment Program, ProPFE in Cameroon is fueled by global movements for women’s rights, equality and justice like #MeToo. On the base of a movie screening “North Country”

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

Call for applications: Leadership and Innovation Lab: “Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children”.

We are happy to share the call for applications on the upcoming Leadership and Innovation Lab: “Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children”. This lab is co-convened by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, the GIZ Sector Programme on Gender

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Join-in Circuit on gender-relevant issues

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

Self-Defense Class

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

Peru: La Ruta Participativa

In Peru, despite the law having made progress, violence against women (VAW) is still a serious human rights issue. It affects 68.2% of women who have a partner (ENDES, 2016) and  has negative impacts on society and public health. The

Bolivia: Drogueria inti empresa lider en cero tolerancia hacia la violencia contra las mujeres

Entregada por: Anja Witt Irma Campos Experta Integrada Coordinadora Nacional Bolivia AHK Bolivia Programa Regional ComVoMujer Categoría: Proyectos y programas GG1   ANTECEDENTES En Bolivia, en el año 2015 se realizó una investigación sobre los costos de la violencia contra

South Africa: #NoMeansNo! Gender-based Violence Prevention

The competition entry can be downloaded. (in English)  

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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INTERACTIVE CINEMA ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS – Gender Group GIZ Tunisia

In the scope of GIZ Gender Week 2017, GIZ Tunisia’s Gender Group members invited their colleagues to be “theatrical”. Our event “Interactive Cinema” started rather conventionally with a warm welcoming by our group members Sarah Chaar and Feriel Habel and

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An application to prevent and fight violence against women…? / ¿Una App para prevenir y combatir la violencia contra las mujeres…?

Event Documentation: An application to prevent and fight violence against women…? …?…Yes, of course!  The National Corporation for Telecommunication of Ecuador (CNT-EP) presented the new design and functions of its application “Junt@s” (Together) this 8th of March 2017 on the

An application to prevent and fight violence against women…? / ¿Una App para prevenir y combatir la violencia contra las mujeres…?

…Yes, of course! / ¡…claro que sí! The National Corporation for Telecommunication of Ecuador (CNT-EP) presented the new design and functions of its application “Junt@s” (Together) this 8th of March 2017 on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, especially for

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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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GIZ India : Gender Cafe and more..

At GIZ India, we began the GIZ Gender Week with an action punch self-defense session! The Risk and Security Desk of the GIZ Office organized separate sessions related to safety and self-defense techniques for both men and women. Both men

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Safety for Men and Women Self Defense Training at GIZ India

The Security Desk of GIZ India organized two separate self-defense trainings during the GIZ Gender Week 2017– for both women and men. The trainings were conducted in close cooperation with MitKat (safety and security consultant group). Each three hour training session covered the

Café temático: Gênero

In this event we will discuss  achievements and challenges of Gender mainstreaming with GIZ Brasil staff, as well as with guests from USAID and UN Women.

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

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

GIZ Cambodia Gender Week – Film Screening Event and Gender Competition

Event Documentation: What has gender equality to do with James Bond? In a video clip released for International Women’s Day 2011, Judi Dench and Daniel Craig, famously known as “M” and James Bond, reflect on some aspects of gender inequality

Participatory Route / Ruta Participativa

Event Documentation: Training of Trainers in Ecuador using a methodology for children (5-9 years), which helps to prevent violence against women in a playful way. For more informatin have a look at the spanish publication “Guía Ruta Participativa”! Formación de

Information campaign / Campaña de información

Event Documentation: Information campaign We answer your questions and share your commitments to gender equality through an interactive (photo) campaign during GIZ Gender Week (6th to 10th of march). We also show a video of the play “Los cimarrones” (“The untamed”). GIZ

BEREA’S LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND SEMINAR

As we are striving for a bold change, we the Berea team will celebrate the International Women’s Day (IWD) by providing a platform in a form of a seminar for presentations on gender based violence, child protection, youth rights and

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

Gender Breakfast Meeting 2017 in Ghana

The GIZ Ghana Gender Network under the auspices of the Country Director is organising a Gender Breakfast Meeting as part of the Gender Week 2017 and also to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2017. The event will be to used to

“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

Community campaign meetings on promoting women land rights

In line with the International Women’s day theme, “Be bold for change”, GIZ Strengthening Human Rights in Uganda, GIZ Uganda Civil Peace Service in partnership with the Ateker Women Land Rights Partners is being bold by conducting 18 community campaign

Gender lunchbreak Tanzania

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

INTERACTIVE CINEMA ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS – GIZ Tunisia’s Gender Group members invite their colleagues to be “theatrical”

Event Documentation: In the scope of GIZ Gender Week 2017, GIZ Tunisia’s Gender Group members invited their colleagues to be “theatrical”. Our event “Interactive Cinema” started rather conventionally with a warm welcoming by our group members Sarah Chaar and Feriel

Awareness Raising

To raise awareness among GIZ and partner organizations’ staff on issues of gender–based violence all GIZ offices in the country will hang up posters with the GIZ ‘Our voice against gender-based violence’ logo. Additionally, stickers will be given out, in

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?

The soundtrack to gender equality – listen to Les Amazones d’Afrique

Article retrieved from the Guardian, 20 February 2017 ‘The Album is a love letter to men’  ‘We are sick of seeing women suffer because of violence,” says Pamela Badjogo, Afro-jazz and blues singer. “In the family, in the war zones. We

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African women unite to fight for equality – listen to this podcast

“Less than a third of all agricultural land in Africa is operated by women, nearly one in five of whom do not have access to contraception. In addition, almost a quarter of African women are likely to experience violence from

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Gender Pop-Up Centre

Date: 08 March 2017, 10.00 – 17.00 h, GIZ Kosovo House 1, big conference room Dear colleagues, We would like to invite you to join us at the Gender Pop-Up Centre on Wednesday, 08.03.2017, at GIZ Kosovo. You can stop by

“Our voice against gender-based violence” – photo exhibition

Event Documentation: 854 photos. 38 countries. 1362 active participants: 818 women and 544 men. This is the impressive result of the GIZ-wide photo campaign “Your voice against gender-based violence”. On the occasion of the international 16 Days of Activism against

Zambia: Reaching the population with information on gender-based violence

  The competition entry ”Reaching the population with information on gender-based violence ” from GIZ Zambia can be downloaded here:

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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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Benin: Zusammen gegen sexuelle Belästigung in Familien und Schulen

    «A mon retour, mes camarades étaient déjà partis. Le professeur me demanda si j’avais un ami. Il me dit que je lui plais, qu’il a envie de sortir avec moi…»   Benin hat alle internationalen Resolutionen und Verträge

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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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Egypt: CEYP – Spaces for Civic Engagement and Youth Participation

CEYP started in 2012 as a youth project and by slowly adopting gender sensitive approaches as well as incorporating an additional component on combating sexual harassment in 2014. CEYP has adapted a full fledge gender approach, trying to incorporate our

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Ecuador: ComVoMujer: Together We Are Responsible – Application of Smart Prevention

Context and Initiative In Ecuador, violence against women is a serious human rights issue which affects 6 out of 10 women (INEC, 2011), but also has impacts on society and public health. Its impunity and naturalization is deeply rooted in

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