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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.
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. 
One of the poorest countries in the world, Mozambique is extremely rich in natural resources. But while the extractive industry provides important revenues for the country’s economic development, it also creates deep social problems.
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.
The main afternoon session of the European Union’s recent Sustainable Energy for All Summit was dedicated to gender issues. Participants agreed that empowering women with access to sustainable, clean energy will open up a world of possibilities to benefit the entire population.
Ileana Nicolau posted Information 3 December 2014

La réunion de consultation sur la thématique du genre organisée par le gouvernement centrafricain,  le 14 novembre dernier, durant la mission de l'équipe du Fonds Bêkou en RCA qui s'est tenue du 11 au 18 novembre 2014, a donné lieu à l'émergence d'un consensus en faveur de l'intégration économiqu

Cristina Rigolli uploaded a new Document 23 March 2015

Allocution de son Excellence Madame le Chef de l'Etat de la Transition à l'occasion du Lancement officiel de la Journée Internationale de la Femme 2015 - Hémicycle du CNT le 7 mars 2015

Sarah Simpson uploaded a new Document 8 April 2013

International Women's Day 2013:

Joint editorial by the EU Special Envoy to Somalia, Michele Cervone d'Urso, and implementing partners ILO Somalia,  VSF-Germany and MRG.

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