Gender

IT Ausbildung in Sheno/Äthiopien

Women make the difference. The potential of women to drive rural development is enormous. Despite of all the progress that has been made, women’s capabilities remain underutilized.  We want to change that! And we want to learn from seven women who are transforming their villages, their provinces, their countries. Women who are bringing about lasting change. The real “game changers”.

Gemüsebäuerinnen in Burkina Faso. Foto: Michael Jooß, GIZ

By Carsta Neuenroth (BfdW)

The majority of producers in developing countries are women. Although they contribute significantly to the food security of their families, they remain chronically disadvantaged in male-dominated agriculture in terms of access to land, credit, technology and education.

By Nadine Babatounde and Anne Floquet

To prevent malnutrition among young children and strengthen the role of women in their communities, Misereor, together with the local non-governmental organisation CEBEDES, is implementing a programme on integrated home gardens in Benin - a series of pictures.

Ost-Kongo / Schulkinder und ihre Lehrerin auf einem Schulhof der 40.000 Einwohnerstadt Kaina.

By Jan Rübel

What happens when young people leave the rural areas? How can the region achieve what is referred to as the demographic bonus – and how can it reap the benefits of the demographic dividend? A look at demography shows the following: What is most important is promoting women’s rights and education.

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By Agnes Kalibata

Africas economy can only grow sustainably, if also small-scale agriculture is seen as opportunity.

Stephan Exo-Kreischer ist Deutschland-Direktor der Lobby- und Kampagnenorganisation ONE.

Interview with Stephan Exo-Kreischer

This is a benchmark for everybody: More rights for women are a very influencing solution in the struggle against extreme poverty and hunger worldwide, says Stephan Exo-Kreischer, Director of ONE Germany. The organisation specialises in political campaigning as a lever for sustainable change.