Flagship projects - „Prioritized measures and activities“

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In 2017, the Participatory Initiative for Social Accountability (PISA) in Lesotho will develop and pilot a smartphone app for women and women’s groups that facilitates the reporting of cases of violence against women as well as their prosecution. This will in turn increase the accountability of (police) authorities.

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In 2017, a pilot measure is being added to the current project entitled Improvement of Health Care for Internally Displaced Persons, Refugees and the Local People in Dohuk Province in Northern Iraq: in host communities, mobile teams are staging information events on violence against women and girls, both for the internally displaced people living there as well as for the local population, and are providing information about offers of help for psychosocial support and legal advice for people who have been affected.

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Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung is granted financial support of 80,000 euros. It strengthens the rights of girls and women in the region of Amhara in Ethiopia and supports local structures in the fight against child marriage and female genital mutilation. Working with girls’ clubs and cooperation with male champions are just two of the ways in which this is done.

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PRO-Child, the child rights project in Burkina Faso, uses “family dialogues” (moderated dialogues which involve getting family members to discuss sensitive issues) to raise awareness in 200 families of gender-based violence against girls. In so doing, it helps to protect girls against female genital mutilation, child marriage, child labour and child trafficking.


For further information about any of the flagship projects mentioned here, please contact us at gender@giz.de.