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Women's Empowerment

It should not be an issue, given the fact that we refer to half of the world's population. But it is: women and girls are often denied the rights and opportunities that their male counterparts enjoy as a matter of course. For decades Hivos has partnered with frontrunners of change to foster women's rights. In our 2016 programmes we focused on the two areas we believe to be essential to increasing women's control over their own lives: decent work, and participation in political and societal decision-making.

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