Priorities of the German G7 Presidency Promo­ting gender equa­lity

Gender equality is a key prerequisite for sustainable development and for an effective response to the impacts of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises.

People in the lecture hall of the Institute for Applied Agricultural Research and Training in Katibougou, Mali

People in the lecture hall of the Institute for Applied Agricultural Research and Training in Katibougou, Mali

People in the lecture hall of the Institute for Applied Agricultural Research and Training in Katibougou, Mali
Symbolic image: outlines of people, overcoming gender boundaries

The BMZ is therefore pursuing a feminist development policy that tackles the root causes of inequality and strives to achieve justice and equality for all people, regardless of gender or other personal characteristics.

Against this background, the BMZ is pursuing, together with its G7 partners, ambitious development policy goals in the field of gender equality.

One key topic is the redistribution and recognition of paid and unpaid care. In addition, the BMZ and its G7 partners are lobbying for more public and private funds to be made available for promoting gender equality. And we are jointly supporting the creation of social conditions in our partner countries that encourage the education of girls.

Other important topics that the G7 are focusing on under the German Presidency are the inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people in development cooperation and the recognition and realisation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), which are key for the self-determination, health and well-being of women and girls.