SDC Gender Policy and Instruments



SDC Gender Policy

Gender-specific inequalities and discrimination prevent equal access and rights to resources, income and decision-making thus constitutes an obstacle to full and equal participation of all women and men in development. The SDC Gender Policy, adopted in 2003, thus recognizes gender equality as a key for sustainable development and poverty alleviation. Women and men have to be able to develop their potential und make use of their resources on equal footing. The gender policy defines gender mainstreaming  as the main instrument to implement the policy and defines roles and responsibilities. In order to integrate gender equality into the operational work, SDC provides a set of  tools and instruments.


SDC Gender Policy (2003)

10 Years SDC Gender Policy (2013)

Gender at SDC - Strategic lines and thematic priorities 2015-2018




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