EU Development Ministers Endorse Gender Action Plan – sustained support now needed

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

DSW welcomes the adoption today by Development Ministers of strong conclusions on the EU’s new Gender Action Plan 2016-2020. Meeting in Luxembourg, EU Development Ministers today endorsed the new Gender Action plan, which was published as a joint Staff Working Document by the European Commission and the European External Action Service in September 2015.

The EU Gender Action Plan – political commitment or business as usual?

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

On Tuesday June 24th, I represented CONCORD Europe (the group in Brussels representing European development NGOs) at the European Parliament Development Committee for a hearing on gender equality and development – and in particular the upcoming EU Gender Action Plan. Together with Dagmar Schumacher, the head of UN Women in Brussels, Federica Petrucci, and Jean-Louis Ville, both working with the …

“No woman, no growth” – European year for development 2015 celebrates women and girls

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

What a great start of the week! Not only did I have the chance to visit Riga, its beautiful old town and lovely people, and to see all my dear colleagues working on gender – it is such a small international community -, but I also got to attend as part of the European Year for Development 2015 the high level event …