Gender Equality 2014 - Mainstreaming gender equality and women’s rights

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Gender equality is a human right and a prerequisite for poverty reduction and sustainable development. Gender equality is achieved when women and men, girls and boys, have equal rights, conditions, opportunities and power to shape their own lives and affect society. As one of four thematic priorities for Swedish development cooperation, a gender perspective shall permeate all Sida’s work. 87 percent of Sida’s total portfolio has gender equality as principal or significant objective, of which 17 percent targets specific gender equality efforts.

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