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ICT can go a long way in promoting gender equality and women empowerment. Winner of an Africa-wide programming contest tells us how she’s tapping into her digital skills to get ahead in the field.
One of the major impediments to developing programmatic action against micronutrient deficiency among women of reproductive age has been the lack of adequate indicators. MDD-W is an attempt to fill that gap.
How can a simple bucket protect women and girls from sexual violence in the Central African Republic? For women talking to the International Rescue Committee, buckets are an essential part of the “dignity kits” they receive in displacement camps so they can avoid the perilous walk to communal bathrooms after dark.  
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 12 October 2018
Mobile banking
Digital finance has allowed for unprecedented numbers of the world’s poorest to open banking accounts, save and transfer money – though a gap in access for women remains.
South Africa is sometimes known as “the gay heaven” of Africa, where same-sex marriage is legal and human rights for all are enshrined in the post-Apartheid Constitution. But there is a gulf between the legal framework and the LGBTI community’s lived experience. Discrimination and brutal hate crimes continue, especially in rural areas. ZwaKala is an EU-funded programme implemented by Iranti-org which builds local capacity to document and report on hate crimes and human rights violations.
One year into the EU’s second Gender Action Plan (GAP), which stepped up ambitions to make all the EU’s external action gender-sensitive, what is happening on the ground?
Woman construction
UNDP’s Gender Equality Seal assists public and private enterprises in ensuring that their workplaces are fair and equitable. The result? A happier, more productive and innovative workforce – with higher rates of women in non-traditional sectors and leadership roles.
The world passed a collective milestone in October when the planet’s human population topped 7 billion drawing some development professionals to consider the impact of such a large, and in the developing world, increasingly youthful population.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 31 March 2011
The European Commission is committed to promoting gender issues in development cooperation, and that means bringing a gender perspective to all areas of their interventions.
One year after the launch of the five-year European Union Plan of Action for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development, the 2011 annual implementation report presented to the European Council showed that some steps have already been taken to improve the EU’s work with women and girls.

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