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Gender

Moderated by Marina Marchetti

Gender inequality and poverty are closely related. It is not just that women have lower incomes and are less wealthy; poverty in the narrow financial sense is compounded by women's lack of political power and unequal access to basic human rights; employment; information; social services; infrastructure; natural resources. The European Commission has a longstanding commitment to promoting gender equality in development cooperation.

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14 groups and 23 articles on Gender. 3451 capacity4dev.eu members interested in Gender.

Articles on Gender

January 27 2017 by Coordination Team
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One year into the EU’s second Gender Action Plan (GAP), which stepped up ambitions to make all the EU’s external action gender-sensitive, what is happening on the ground? Capacity4dev spoke to gender focal points in EU Delegations to Afghanistan, Lesotho, Cape Verde and the Democratic Republic of Congo about the challenges they face, the priorities selected, and the lessons learned so far.
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October 7 2016 by Coordination Team
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If women played the same role in the global economy as men, they could add $28 trillion to GDP by 2025 - increasing it by a quarter, according to McKinsey. All nations have work to do to bring women equal opportunities and pay, but women in many developing countries face especially high barriers to economic empowerment. How to break through them was the subject of a panel discussion at the European Development Days.
Article relevant to the topics: Gender, Private Sector, Trade & Regional Integration
September 2 2016 by Coordination Team
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A refuge for women in Kenya’s Langas slum in Eldoret decided it needed to provide more than shelter and healthcare for victims of sexual and other violence. So SlovakAid helped set up the St Vincent de Paul vocational training centre for single mothers. They studied hairdressing and dressmaking, as well as basic computer skills to allow them to type up their CVs and search for jobs on the Internet. 
Article relevant to the topics: Gender, Urban Development
July 14 2016 by Coordination Team
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“To end the cycle of poverty and ensure sustainable development, you have to make sure women are in control of their sexual and reproductive health and rights [SRHR],” said Mangala Namasivayam from the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW). In numerous developing countries, a range of cultural and religious factors mean that many, mostly women and young girls, are unable to fully realise these rights.
Article relevant to the topics: Gender, Health
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March 10 2016 by Coordination Team
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Now even more than before, gender equality is a necessary ingredient in all EU development assistance, across countries and sectors. Gender-sensitive planning and management can make programmes at once more equitable and more effective. Blerina Vila, who supported DG DEVCO in drafting the EU’s new Gender Action Plan, explains what it hopes to achieve, how it will be put into action, and why it is urgently needed.
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March 8 2016 by Coordination Team
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This International Women’s Day, we share stories from those dedicated to helping girls and women affected by violence. We hear from Dr Denis Mukwege about rebuilding women’s bodies and lives after sexual violence in DRC; from Dr Bogaletch Gebre about her campaign to end FGM in Ethiopia; and from Vanna Lawrence about tackling root causes of violence in Jamaica.
Article relevant to the topics: Gender
December 15 2015 by Coordination Team
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Marie Stopes Zambia's (MSZ) innovative family planning project is coming to an end of its funding (around €750,000) from the European Union. However, MSZ plans to continue delivering family planning services in 2016 in conjunction with other donors, says MSZ Senior Programme Manager Julia Ross.
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April 30 2015 by Coordination Team
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As the European Union prepares its latest plan to support gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) around the world, a timely evaluation of its efforts so far has found much room for improvement.
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March 3 2015 by Coordination Team
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Meet Judith Muntahli. She was born in 1977 in Ilenga, a village in the Isoka district of Muchinga Province in the far north of Zambia. She and her husband are subsistence farmers with nine children. During her first pregnancy, Judith (pictured below) was bitten by a snake. But by the time she got to the hospital, infection had set in and her leg had to be amputated. With no access to contraception, Judith carried nine more pregnancies on one leg using crutches. Sadly, her 10th child died when he was a month old. 
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July 8 2014 by Coordination Team
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How can a simple bucket protect women and girls from sexual violence in the Central African Republic? For women talking to the International Rescue Committee, buckets are an essential part of the “dignity kits” they receive in displacement camps so they can avoid the perilous walk to communal bathrooms after dark.  
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Featured group

Created by Marina Marchetti (378 members)

The group aims to create connections and enhance cooperation and practice-sharing among people working on gender or interested in this issue.

Blog posts

Posted September 20 2016 by Coordination Team
Khadijat Abdulkadir is the founder of Digital African Woman, a social enterprise that develops and supports female-led tech start-ups across Africa...
Posted August 8 2016 by Margherita Sofi...
Meet Your Experts!The new EU Gender Action Plan 2016-2020 (http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2015/10/26-fac-conclusions-...
Posted March 10 2016 by Coordination Team
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