Flagship projects - „Prioritized measures and activities“

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The WASHplus programme in schools in host communities in Jordan is improving the sanitary and hygiene conditions for Syrian and Jordanian schoolchildren through gender-specific training courses in health and hygiene.. Poor hygiene conditions at public schools cause girls in particular to suffer, especially during menstruation. Improvements to conditions mean that girls can attend school continuously.
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The Support to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector in Pakistan programme supports the gender-sensitive creation of formats for initial and continuing training, job counselling and careers guidance. In addition, information campaigns focus on addressing male family members, especially fathers and husbands, in an effort to convince them of the added value that an education can bring to their daughters and wives. Almost 15,000 women and girls benefit from improved vocational and educational training.


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In Malawi, the Enhancement of Basic Education Programme uses theatre to both educate and raise awareness among 2,000 primary school teachers so that they can learn participatory methods for teaching sensitive issues, such as sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender roles and gender-specific violence, for example.

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The project for the Capacity Development of Local School Authorities in Benin supports the gender-sensitive design of educational programmes. Working together with an international NGO, the project is devising a strategy to prevent and address the issue of sexual violence against girls in primary school and supports the implementation of already existing curricula on the basics of sex education in selected primary schools.
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The “Tech Needs Girls” campaign supports vocational education and training in ICT for women and girls in Ghana, especially those from marginalised regions of the country: computer programming courses, training courses to become an IT specialist as well as a mentoring programme for women in technology-related professions enhance the skills of girls and women. Plans are also in place to develop to develop a partnership with the Soronko Foundation in order to establish a mentoring programme.


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