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).

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