Strengthening Gender Equality and Women’s Rights

Gender-based discrimination and inequality are obstacles to social and economic progress. Gender equality and the implementation of women’s rights are critical factors for a human rights-based, socially equitable and sustainable development of societies. The supraregional program therefore supports the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in promoting gender equality by pursuing a three-pronged approach, which entails ensuring equal participation of men and women in development processes (gender mainstreaming), supporting measures to overcome gender-based discrimination and disadvantages with specific activities to strengthen women`s rights (empowerment) and establishing the strengthening of women`s rights and gender equality in high level bilateral and multilateral development policy dialog, in sector policy dialog and in policy advice (bilateral and multilateral development policy dialogue).

For more information please write to us at gender@giz.de.