Gender inequality is one of the greatest obstacles to sustainable development, inclusive economic development, peace and security and poverty reduction. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is committed to promote gender equality in all areas of its work to ensure that women and men have the same right to develop their potential and can use their resources in a meaningful way.
The SDC thematic platform on Gender Equality offers relevant information on policies, tools and instruments, trainings and publications and is a virtual platform for knowledge sharing and joint learning for its members.
The Agenda 2030 and the SDG 5 on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls as well as the effectiveness goal 7 of the Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2017-2020 guide our work. Priority areas are sexual and gender-based violence, women’s rights in conflict and fragile contexts and women’s economic and political empowerment.