Gender

Gender

Women’s economic empowerment - in numbers
The Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) brings together governments, civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), and increase access to quality response services for survivors.
The northeast of Brazil is one of the country’s poorest regions. The population suffers from recurrent droughts and lack of access to water sources and technology. Adaptive technology during periods of droughts is crucial for their survival.  Sharing of experiences and best practices among women groups in a solidary and cooperative way is increasing their political and economic empowerment.  
Women are producing corn in Agrovila Palmares, municipality of Apodi, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
Strengthening the voice and economic opportunities of vulnerable women from the northeast of Brazil
Improving gender equality, reducing vulnerabilities and building sustainable and inclusive economies and societies.    Q. What is the status of women’s economic empowerment across the world?
The Government of Zimbabwe, the European Union and the United Nations today launched a multi-year Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women and girls in Zimbabwe.  The Spotlight Initiative with a financial commitment of €500 million by the European Union is a joint United Nations and European Union global initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. Africa will receive half of the global amount (€250 million) for eight countries including Zimbabwe, plus an African Regional programme. 
The objectives pursued by the programme are to contribute to the consolidation of democracy ensuring an inclusive, rights based society and an efficient and transparent administration.
Designing interventions in food, nutrition and agriculture that allow women to change their lives.
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, is in Buenos Aires today for the launch of the national programme for Argentina of the Spotlight initiative to end violence against women and girls, with a focus on femicide.

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