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.
Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous signed today the programme “ACT – Advocacy, Coalition Building and Transformative Feminist Action to End Violence against Women” in the margins of the 78th UN General Assembly.
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.