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Keiso Matashane-Marite from the UN Economic Commission for Africa during her speech

Kenya
Taking a unified stance for women’s rights in Africa

In July 2018, the Africa Regional Dialogue on Advancing Gender Equality and Rights took place in Nairobi, Kenya. Experts from civil society from all over the world joined forces to explore what remains to be done to realize women’s rights in Africa. At the forefront of the discussions were key issues such as the prevention of HIV, gender-based violence against women, harmful practices and reproductive health and rights.

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German booth in the IAC Exibition Hall

Conference
Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges

At the 22nd International AIDS Conference (IAC) – entitled ‘Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges – the German booth staged a co-creative art event and provided information on Germany’s and partner countries’ responses to the HIV epidemic. Between 23 and 27 July 2018, the IAC took place in Amsterdam, gathering over 16000 delegates from around the world.

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Tying the knots: A conference on digitalising social protection systems

Digital social protection
Tying the knots: A conference on digitalising social protection systems

Optimizing service delivery, analytics and transparency, digital solutions can reduce fragmentation and enable a systems approach to universal social protection. On 17 September 2018, a 1-day conference at Bonn’s University Club provides a platform for the discussion of concepts and experiences in the field of digital social protection.

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UNFPA Director Natalia Kanem addressing the Commission on Population and Development

UN Commission on Population and Development
Standing strong for sexual & reproductive health rights

Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration were at the core of discussions at the 51st session of the UN Commission on Population and Development. Germany helped forge a global alliance that stood strong in its defense of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Project stories

A cartoon explains e-reporting in Nepal's health sector

Digital health
A cartoon explains e-reporting in Nepal's health sector

It can be difficult to make people understand in how many ways digitalisation can transform complex work processes, their speed and their effectiveness. And how much fun it can be to be a part of that. Yongjoon Park, a technical advisor in the Nepali-German health programme, has put it all in a cartoon.

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Panel discussion

GIZ-Haus Berlin
Kick-off event for a new German strategy on global health

Over the past few years, Germany has assumed a strong leadership role in global health. To further strengthen this commitment, a new German strategy on global health will be developed, led by the German Federal Ministry of Health, in close consultation with other relevant ministries and with input from non-state actors.

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Young women in Guinea determined to end FGM

Female genital cutting
Today in Guinea – we talk about Female Genital Mutilation

This 14 minute-video shows how the Guinean-German health programme fosters societal dialogue on FGM. It disseminates information throughout the country, reaching out to the population of remote rural villages and urban centres via television, newspapers, social media and community radio.

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Videos

Women working to construct their cooperative building

Nepal
Rebuilding life from rubble

In Nepal, women and female-headed households were particularly hard-hit by the 2015 earthquake. This is why German-supported relief, livelihood support, health, reconstruction and education interventions have been applying a gender-responsive and partly gender-transformative approach. With some impressive results, as this video shows.

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Inhabitants of Chamuria village

Bangladesh
Piloting a social health protection scheme for Bangladesh’s poor

The pilot introduction of social health insurance for Below Poverty Line (BPL) households in Tangail District, which German Development Cooperation supports through KfW, is an innovative example of outcome-based financing. Operated by a private insurance company under Government contract, the scheme pays for services delivered, using predefined Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs).

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