Uguaglianza tra donne e uomini

Una donna e un uomo discutono di fronte a una baracca
L’impegno in favore della parità di diritti tra donne e uomini è un caposaldo in tutti i progetti della DSC. ©DSC

Le disparità di genere costituiscono uno dei maggiori ostacoli allo sviluppo sostenibile, alla crescita economica e alla lotta contro la povertà. Obiettivo della DSC è permettere sia alle donne che agli uomini di beneficiare degli stessi diritti per poter sviluppare il loro potenziale e valorizzare le loro risorse.

La povertà è ancor oggi marcata da un forte squilibrio tra i sessi: secondo studi internazionali, il 70 per cento circa delle persone che vivono in condizioni di estrema povertà sono donne. Leggi e norme sociali sfavoriscono spesso le ragazze e le donne, precludono loro l’accesso alla sanità e all’istruzione, alle posizioni decisionali, alle risorse finanziarie e al mercato.

Le donne lavorano spesso in condizioni precarie, in settori poco produttivi e senza alcuna protezione sociale, guadagnando meno degli uomini. Le donne hanno inoltre meno voce in capitolo degli uomini nei processi decisionali su questioni sociali, politiche ed economiche e non di rado sono vittime di violenza di genere, discriminazione ed esclusione.

La DSC si impegna in favore della parità di diritti e delle pari opportunità tra donne e uomini coinvolgendo uomini adulti e giovani nelle sue attività incentrate sulle questioni di genere e rappresenta i loro interessi trasversalmente, vale a dire in tutti i suoi progetti e le sue strategie. Conflitti, contesti fragili, economia e politica sono aree tematiche prioritarie.

Con la «strategia del DFAE per l’uguaglianza di genere e i diritti delle donne», adottata nel 2017, l’uguaglianza tra donne e uomini è diventata un pilastro principale della politica estera della Svizzera. La Strategia della cooperazione internazionale 2021-2024 della Svizzera tratta la parità di genere come un tema trasversale che viene preso in considerazione in tutte le attività della DSC. La Svizzera s’impegna anche ad attuare l’Agenda 2030 per uno sviluppo sostenibile dell’ONU, il cui obiettivo 5 è di raggiungere l’uguaglianza di genere e l’autodeterminazione di tutte le donne e ragazze. È firmataria della Convenzione dell’ONU sull’eliminazione di ogni forma di discriminazione nei confronti della donna (CEDAW) del 1979. L’uguaglianza tra uomini e donne è sancita nell’articolo 8 capoverso 3 della Costituzione federale del 1999.

Ugualianza e diritti delle donne in situazioni di conflitto e in contesti fragili

La DSC attua la Risoluzione 1325 del Consiglio di sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite incentrata sui temi della prevenzione e della protezione dalla violenza di genere in situazioni di conflitto e della partecipazione delle donne ai processi di pace.

Rafforzamento della partecipazione delle donne alla vita politica

La DSC si impegna affinché donne e uomini possano onorare con pari diritti i loro doveri di cittadine e cittadini.

Accesso alle risorse naturali, all’istruzione e a fonti di reddito

Le donne svolgono un ruolo chiave nella lotta contro la povertà e nella promozione della sicurezza alimentare. È dunque fondamentale garantire loro l’accesso alle risorse naturali, all’istruzione e a fonti di reddito.

Toolbox per l’uguaglianza di genere – per l’integrazione della dimensione di genere

Strumenti per l’integrazione della dimensione di genere e accesso alle conoscenze.

Documenti

Progetti attuali

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Promotion and respect of human rights, gender equality and the international humanitarian law

01.06.2021 - 31.12.2023

Switzerland aims at enhancing prospects for Palestinians to live in dignity, prosperity and peace with Israel, via the respect and promotion of human rights, including gender equality, international humanitarian law and the rule of law by all duty bearers. To this end, SDC supports ten Palestinian and Israeli human rights and humanitarian law organizations active in the oPt, which provide legal aid and protection services to the population and advocate for the respect of the international law. 


Scaling-up improved sanitation – Bridging Phase Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF)

01.05.2021 - 28.02.2023

Investments in Sanitation, Hygiene and Menstrual Health are crucial to achieving the SDGs. The recently launched and UN-led Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF) aims to fill a gaping void in the international response to the sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health crisis. With this project, Switzerland supports the SHF in its operational set-up, starting country readiness work, resource mobilization and to become operational by early 2022


SYP Safeguard Young People in Eastern African countries

01.03.2021 - 28.02.2024

The SYP program contributes to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people, thus  reducing gender based health inequities. It supports the adoption, domestication and implementation of policies, and strengthens young people’s competencies on and access to SRHR services. The expansion to Tanzania and Rwanda leverages on the  experience in Southern Africa financed by SDC, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s thematic expertise and convening power.


Financial support to the Programme of Work and Budget of the OECD Development Center 2021-2022

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022

The Development Center of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is a policy oriented institution which conducts studies and provides platforms for dialogues and knowledge sharing between OECD and non OECD countries. Switzerland’s support to the Center contributes to the development of inclusive and responsive public policies that foster sustainable and inclusive growth with the objective to reduce poverty and inequalities in emerging and developing economies.  


Civil Society Support in Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.12.2020 - 31.05.2027

Citizens will increase their influence on policy making through their active engagement with civil society organisations. Through improvement of their know-how on civic participation and engagement in civil society alliances, civil society organisations will effectively participate in democratic processes, demand reforms from the authorities, and contribute to social change in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They will increasingly act as advocates for democratic reforms, gender equality, human rights and social inclusion rather than as service providers.


Supporting Small-scale Dairy Production

01.10.2020 - 30.09.2024

This contribution aims at improving economic empowerment and resilience of women dairy producers in Abkhazia and Samegrelo. The protracted conflict in Abkhazia impedes socio-economic development, leading to high poverty and vulnerability to external shocks, as COVID-19. Women are particularly vulnerable, as they are also victims of gender-based discrimination and domestic violence. Farmer Field Schools will empower women by enhancing their technical and leadership skills.


O3+ Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future

01.10.2020 - 14.09.2025

This project uses targeted interventions in post-secondary educational institutions in Zambia and Zimbabwe to improve access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) among 18-24 year-olds. Working with UNESCO and Ministries of Higher and Tertiary Education, the project brings Switzerland’s lengthy experience in the HIV/SRHR field to bear by targeting an often neglected cohort of young people with tailored interventions to reduce HIV infections, unintended pregnancies, and gender-based violence. 


PSTIC: Provision of protection and humanitarian assistance to vulnerable migrants in Greater Cairo

21.08.2020 - 31.12.2021

The increase in migrants and refugees residing in Egypt, coupled with shrinking humanitarian funding are leaving many at protection risk. With new challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the protection risks have risen and needs are exacerbated. This project will respond to the immediate protection needs of refugees and migrants by providing a comprehensive package of gender sensitive emergency protection services in Greater Cairo, with a special focus on women and children at risk. 


Combating Gender-Based Violence in Mongolia

Let's understand and respect each others campaign

01.08.2020 - 31.07.2023

Aiming at sustainable change of behaviour and mental disposition, the 2nd phase of this project seeks to protect the victims of Gender-based Violence (GBV), women/girls and men/boys, and to mitigate the root causes of violence. This follow-up phase focuses on the consolidation and institutionalization of GBV prevention and response mechanism. The project is in line with Mongolia’s and Switzerland’s commitment to combat GBV and gender inequalities.


COVID-19 - Prevention and Recovery in the Mekong Region

01.08.2020 - 30.09.2022

Vulnerable groups in Laos and Cambodia suffered disproportionally from the Covid-19 socio-economic crisis affecting their income, as well as access to public services and employment. Swiss support will combine institutional strengthening of local actors and provision of public services, skills development, access to credit and support to returning migrants. The long-term experience of Switzerland and trusted relationships with governments add value to the intervention


GBVPR - Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response Project

01.07.2020 - 30.06.2024

With its longstanding experience in promoting psychosocial support services and a strong engagement in support of federal state building, Switzerland is well positioned to engage on reducing all forms of GBV and discrimination against women in Nepal. The project aims at strengthening and institutionalizing a coordinated, survivor-centred response for GBV victims, addressing root causes and engaging with all government levels for a more gender equitable policy environment. 


Decent Work and Income Security for Women through Inclusive Growth and Investments in the Care Economy (ILO and UN Women)

15.06.2020 - 31.08.2023

Decent work and income security for women is the objective of Switzerland’s contribution to the joint ILO/UN Women programme. It will bring gender into the focus of macro-level and national policy planning, helping to translate global research into national action. Switzerland supports this systemic approach as it strengthens the economic independence of women and men. Switzerland provides direct channels to link the international policy dialogue in Geneva with countries in the global South.

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