Igualdad entre mujeres y hombres

Una mujer y un hombre discuten delante de una barraca.
La COSUDE aboga en todos sus proyectos por la equidad entre mujeres y hombres. © COSUDE

La inequidad de género es uno de los mayores obstáculos para el desarrollo sostenible, el crecimiento económico y la reducción de la pobreza. La COSUDE actúa para que las mujeres y los hombres desarrollen sus potenciales en condiciones de equidad y puedan emplear sus recursos adecuadamente.

La pobreza sigue teniendo una marcada dimensión de género: los estudios internacionales revelan que alrededor del 70% de las personas que viven en la pobreza extrema son mujeres. Las leyes y las normas sociales suelen situar a las niñas y a las mujeres en desventaja a la hora de acceder a la salud, a la educación, a los puestos en las instancias decisorias, a los recursos financieros y a los mercados.

A menudo las mujeres se encuentran en relaciones laborales precarias en sectores poco productivos y carecen de seguridad social. Además, ganan menos que los hombres. Las mujeres también tienen menos influencia que los hombres en los procesos de decisión sociales, políticos y económicos, y con frecuencia son víctimas de la violencia, la discriminación y la exclusión por razón de género.

La COSUDE aboga por la igualdad de derechos y de condiciones entre la mujer y el hombre e integra a los hombres y a los niños en sus actividades en materia de género. Representa sus intereses de forma transversal, es decir, en todos sus proyectos y estrategias. Sus ámbitos prioritarios de intervención son los conflictos y los contextos frágiles, la economía y la política.

Con la “Estrategia del DFAE sobre igualdad de género y los derechos de las mujeres”, aprobada en 2017, la igualdad entre los hombres y las mujeres pasó a ser un pilar importante de la política exterior de Suiza. El Mensaje para el período 2017-2020, que orienta la cooperación internacional de Suiza, incluye por primera vez de forma explícita el objetivo de consolidar la igualdad de los géneros y los derechos de las mujeres y las niñas. Suiza está además comprometida con la aplicación de la Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo sostenible, cuyo objetivo 5 es lograr la igualdad entre los géneros y empoderar a todas las mujeres y las niñas. Es un Estado parte de la Convención sobre la Eliminación de Todas las Formas de Discriminación contra la Mujer, aprobada por las Naciones Unidas en 1979 (CEDAW, por sus siglas en inglés). La igualdad entre mujeres y hombres se enuncia en el art. 8, párr. 3 de la Constitución Federal de 1999.

Igualdad y derechos de las mujeres en los conflictos y los contextos frágiles

La COSUDE implementa la Resolución 1325 de las Naciones Unidas. Los temas prioritarios son la prevención y la protección frente a la violencia de género en zonas de conflicto y la participación de las mujeres en los procesos de paz.

Aumento de la participación política de las mujeres

La COSUDE trabaja para que las mujeres y los hombres puedan ejercer sus derechos y deberes civiles en condiciones de equidad.

Acceso a los recursos naturales, la formación y los ingresos

Las mujeres desempeñan un papel fundamental en la seguridad alimentaria y la reducción de la pobreza. Para ello, necesitan tener acceso a los recursos naturales, la formación y los ingresos.

Instrumentos para la incorporación de la perspectiva de género

Instrumentos de trabajo para la incorporación de la perspectiva de género y el acceso a los recursos del conocimiento.

Documentos

Proyectos actuales

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Regional Development and Protection Program (RDPP)

01.12.2018 - 31.12.2021

The conflict in Syria has forced hundreds of thousands of Syrians to seek refuge in neighboring countries, confronting the concerned governments, host communities, and the refugees themselves with tremendous challenges. Switzerland, first by the Secretariat for Migration and now by SDC, supports Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq to address these challenges and mitigate the impact of forced displacement on host communities through a combination of protection with livelihood approaches. SDC is well positioned to further the labor market integration of refugees and other vulnerable migrants due to its long-standing experience on labor migration issues in the region.


United Nations World Bank „Humanitarian Development Peace Initiative“ (formerly „UN – World Bank Fragility and Conflict Partnership Trust Fund”)

01.12.2018 - 31.12.2021

The “Humanitarian – Development - Peace Initiative” (HDPI) is a joint effort by the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank aim to increase aid efficiency in contexts affected by fragility, conflict and violence through working closer together across the humanitarian – development – peace nexus. For the past eight years, Switzerland has been supporting the UN – World Bank partnership both politically and financially and is in a good position to promote further institutionalisation and scale-up


Recovery and stabilization support to Eastern Ukraine: Good Governance and Citizens' Engagement

01.12.2018 - 31.01.2022

The conflict in Eastern Ukraine has put a massive toll on key public infrastructure. 20% of active households have experienced employment loss and reduced livelihoods, and thousands of families have been separated from their relatives across the contact line. This contribution to the UN-led Recovery and Peacebuilding program aims at strengthening the capacities of regional and local governments to make more effective use of increased funding for addressing pressing recovery needs, supporting local dialogue and trust building.


Women Deliver Conference and Advocacy

15.11.2018 - 14.11.2020

Women Deliver advocates for gender equality as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights, including through the Women Deliver Conference. Investment cases and concrete solutions developed by Women Deliver and partners are used by a diversity of global actors such as the UN, governments including Switzerland, civil society and private sector. Their evidence-based advocacy contributes to the global movement for gender equality.


Improving the Respect of Humanitarian Norms by Armed Actors in Yemen

01.11.2018 - 31.12.2020

The project aims to contribute to the protection of Yemeni civilian population from the effects of armed conflict. The awareness of Yemeni armed non-state actors’ (ANSA) on humanitarian norms, notably on landmines and explosive remnants of war, and children and armed conflict is raised which positively influences standards, policies and practices of armed groups.


Support to Israeli and Palestinian HR/IHL CSOs

01.05.2018 - 31.12.2020

Switzerland, through SDC, will support Palestinian and Israeli human rights and humanitarian law organizations active in the oPt as part of its engagement to contribute to a just and lasting peace and to the establishment of an independent, viable and democratic State of Palestine. The promotion of HR and IHL is a major concern in the oPt and a goal of Switzerland’s foreign policy.


Support to the Juvenile Justice Reform

01.05.2018 - 30.04.2021

Since 2010, the child justice system in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has undertaken a process of reform to which UNICEF, SDC and Sida have greatly contributed. Today the legal framework on juvenile justice is compliant with international standards, but the system for its implementation still needs to be strenghtened. This last project phase will focus on building the human capacity of justice and child protection professionals, and ensuring that adequate financial means are provided by the Government to implement this framework throughout the country. Awareness of children and their families about their rights and demanding access to justice will also be a priority.


Political Empowerment of Women Phase III

15.04.2018 - 14.01.2023

By focusing on women’s political empowerment, the project contributes to enhancing women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making, which leads towards a more inclusive society. With a more equitable governance system at the local level, citizens can hold institutions accountable and voice their needs and interests.


Support to strengthening Social Inclusion in Serbia

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021

The programme is a contribution to improve the design, coordination and implementation of social inclusion policies of the Government of Serbia within the mandate of the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit (SIPRU), which is affiliated to the Prime Minister’s Office. The quality and the capacities for implementation of the required social reforms, in the Europan integration process, will be improved and state institutions at national and local level will be able to better respond to the needs of vulnerable citizens.


Strengthening the Right to Adequate Food, FIAN International

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020

With 815 million undernourished people in 2017, the right to food as laid in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights is still not realized. For the past thirty years, FIAN International has raised awareness about people’s right to food worldwide and expanded spaces for civil society to hold governments more accountable. This project will promote effective participation of rights holders in food security and nutrition policies and governance mechanisms and be complemented by SDC support  to the mandate of the UN Special rapporteur on the right to food.


Program contribution to OHCHR for promotion and protection of human rights in the oPt

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2029

Switzerland supports the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) to contribute to the effective realization of adherence to human rights and international humanitarian law in the oPt and to influence the behaviour of the relevant duty bearers. OHCHR has an exceptional role both in the humanitarian and development spheres in the oPt’s complex context of multiple duty bearers and harsh political and humanitarian realities.


Non-earmarked contribution to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the occupied Palestinian territory

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021

Siwtzerland supports the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) to carry out its mandate to provide capacity building for the Palestinian Authority and civil society as well as to monitor and report on human rights situation and policy development. This program is in line with Switzerland’s strong commitment in support to OHCHR and contributes to reinforce Switzerland’s policy dialogue with OHCHR Geneva office and to pursue Swiss human rights program in the oPt.

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