Gender equality is one of the European Union’s core values. Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is vital to building fair, inclusive, prosperous and peaceful societies everywhere.
Preventing and combating violence against women and girls is an important facet of this. It is one of the preconditions for equitable and inclusive sustainable development, as well as an important value and objective in itself.
We implement programmes around the world wherever assistance is needed. We tailor our support to fit the region or country being helped. Programmes with a global reach allow the EU to provide similar support to countries facing similar problems.
Summit for Democracy: EU launches milestone programmes to empower youth as key actors of democracy
At the Summit for Democracy, Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen launched two main components of the Women and Youth in Democracy Initiative (WYDE) and welcomed the Youth Participation Handbook produced by the Youth Political and Civic Engagement Cohort.
EU and African partners launch flagship initiative to enhance sexual and reproductive health and rights
European and African partners are joining forces to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Africa, particularly among adolescent girls and young women, to empower and enable them to reach their full potential.
Join our Kapuscinski Development Lecture with Seema Jayachandran live on 24 May
In her #KAPTalks lecture, economist and professor Seema Jayachandran will discuss the link between gender equality and economic development and how public policy can help alleviate the tensions when gender inequality slows economic progress.