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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.
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.
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.
Participants at a high level panel discussion entitled, “Women Entrepreneurship to Reshape the Economy through Innovation in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA)” held during the 2012 European Development Days explored ways to increase women’s participation in the economy.
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.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 21 February 2011
Check out the 2010 European Union Development Days' first e-magazine and revisit the highlights from last year’s international event.
Each year the small West African nation of Burkina Faso marks International Women’s Day with a public holiday and an information campaign to highlight a particular priority issue.
Strengthening women's role in development work
In 2016, the European Commission launched its second Gender Action Plan (GAP), with the aim of making all EU development assistance gender-sensitive. To accomplish this, the GAP brought in Gender Focal Persons (GFPs) whose role is to oversee that all development programmes, projects and action documents deliver more effectively on the commitments towards gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment.
Woman in Peru
Violence against women takes myriad forms, including domestic, sexual, gender-based, legal, economic and political.
In Ghana a 'Women's Manifesto', issued by civil society organisations (CSOs) in 2004, has created momentum and awareness around women's rights and gender equality. Almost 10 years after its adoption, the Manifesto continues to inspire and guide CSOs, particularly women's organisations, in their struggle to improve the lives of Ghanaian women and girls.

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