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.
ACT to End Violence against Women (Advocacy, Coalition Building and Transformative Feminist Action to End Violence Against Women) is a programme to accelerate efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women.
Gender Equality: EU extends the duration of the Gender Action Plan in external action to build on its achievements towards a gender-equal world
In 2021–2022, during the first years of the new EU Gender Action Plan (GAP III), the European Union committed €22.4 billion to contribute to building a more gender-equal world, finds a joint mid-term report by the European Commission and the European External Action Service.
Today the EU has committed €30 million in budget support to Tajikistan to advance vocational education and training. It will empower local youth, women and returnee migrants, while also promoting employment in critical sectors such as agriculture, energy and the emerging green and digital industries
Global Gateway: EU launches Digital Economy Package for Kenya to boost connectivity, skills and inclusive governance
As part of her official visit to Kenya, European Union Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen launched the EU’s Digital Economy Package for Kenya.