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Section title Gender

The 2030 Agenda claims gender equality not only as a fundamental human right but as an essential foundation for achieving a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world, a critical element in accomplishing its goals. The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing inequalities for women and girls globally in issues such as health, economics, safety, and social protection.

Gender equality, promoted through a feminist approach, as outlined in the Law 1/2023 of February 20, 2023, on Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Global Solidarity in its Article 2.2.e, is established as an indispensable, cross-cutting, and distinctive element of Spanish cooperation to reduce disparities between women and men, intensify efforts to close gender gaps, combat all forms of violence and discrimination, and promote the empowerment of women, girls, and adolescents, as well as to strengthen their sexual and reproductive rights from the perspective of human rights and universal public health.

There are hundreds of initiatives in which AECID participates: protecting women's rights, political participation, access to essential social services, the existence of appropriate legal frameworks, the fight against gender-based violence, poverty, the pursuit of peace and security... We do this in response to the demands of our partner countries, both through our field offices and in collaboration with international organizations, Spanish NGOs, and the countries we work with.

International commitments to promote gender equality have led to improvements in some areas: child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) have decreased in recent years, more girls are enrolled in schools, and the representation of women in the political areas is higher than ever.

There are still many challenges in achieving gender equality. If we fail to eliminate the discrimination women face at its root, the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals will be hindered, and in some cases, impossible.

Information updated on: 24/04/2024

Gender initiatives

Programa Masar
AECID funds projects with a gender equality and social equity perspective in compliance with SDG 5 of the 2030 Agenda.
Ethics and Economic of Care
The Spanish Cooperation supports initiatives for the promotion of access to social protection and an adequate care system                                                                                                                                                     +INFO
Gender baser violence
AECID works tirelessly to advocate for the right of women and girls to live in a world free from violence. 

Un programa que impulsa el Liderazgo, Participación Política de las Mujeres y fomento de las políticas de cuidados. 

La AECID financia proyectos con perspectiva de la igualdad de género y de la equidad social en cumplimiento del ODS 5 de la Agenda 2030. 

Por una nueva sociedad del cuidado:

La Cooperación española apoya iniciativas para la promoción del acceso a la protección social y a un sistema adecuado de cuidados.

La cooperación española lucha contra la violencia de género

La AECID trabaja incesantemente por reivindicar el derecho de las mujeres y las niñas a vivir en un mundo sin violencia.


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AECID gender publications and other gender documents