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.
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.
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.
On today’s International Women's Day, the European Commission announced a €25 million contribution to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. The funding will support the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Supplies Trust Fund for the period 2018-2020.