Gender Equality

Gender as a Special Theme in the Swiss Cooperation Programme

Gender Equality
Themes of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy 2017-2020 in Bosnia and Herzegovina © FDFA











Gender Equality -

equal opportunities for all through:

  • a particular focus on men and boys to promote gender equality.
  • building gender equality into everything and everyone involved.

A man and a woman having a discussion in a working group on gender issues in Bangladesh
SDC/John Paul Kay

For the SDC, gender equality is a transversal theme, a theme cutting across all of the SDC’s development programmes where it is systematically fostered. Indeed, the reduction of discrimination based on gender is at once both a goal of development and a pre-condition for development to take place.

The SDC's worldwide engagement

Woman during a medical consultation with her baby in Gambia
SDC/Laura Dem

Gender equality is crucial for effectively reducing poverty and improving the economic prospects of partner countries. SECO strives to offer women and men equal opportunities for development.

The SECO's worldwide engagement