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

Donne e uomini in Burkina Faso intorno a un tavolo su cui è collocata una macchina.
Uno degli obiettivi è garantire a donne e uomini pari diritti e opportunità di accesso all’istruzione. © DSC

Sia nelle zone rurali che in quelle urbane, le donne hanno un ruolo centrale nella lotta contro la povertà e contribuiscono alla sicurezza alimentare. La DSC sostiene le donne affinché abbiano accesso alle risorse naturali, alla formazione professionale, ai mercati e ai servizi.

Obiettivi principali della DSC

La DSC intende rafforzare il ruolo delle donne nell’ambito della sicurezza alimentare. I suoi obiettivi fondamentali sono i seguenti:

  • garantire pari diritti di accesso alle risorse, con particolare attenzione alla governance fondiaria
  • potenziare la situazione economica delle donne migliorando le catene del valore aggiunto e l’accesso alla formazione professionale, ai mercati e ai servizi;
  • integrare sistemi di sicurezza sociale attenti alle questioni di genere nelle economie rurali.

Contesto

Le donne svolgono un ruolo fondamentale nella riduzione della povertà e nel raggiungimento della sicurezza alimentare poiché sono molto attive nella produzione agricola e nell’economia rurale. In molti Paesi sono però discriminate sul piano sociale e giuridico e hanno un accesso limitato ai diritti di proprietà e uso del terreno, ai mezzi di produzione, alla formazione professionale come pure ai servizi finanziari.

Nelle economie rurali le donne lavorano per lo più in imprese familiari e nel settore informale, dove nonostante le lunghe giornate di lavoro il guadagno è minimo a causa della bassa produttività. Le donne sono numerose anche nei settori a basso reddito, come quello tessile, con condizioni di lavoro precarie. La loro possibilità di contribuire alla sicurezza alimentare, alla stabilità economica e allo sviluppo non è sfruttata adeguatamente.

Alcune analisi mostrano che vi sono due fattori decisivi alla base della discriminazione strutturale delle donne nello sviluppo economico:

1. discriminazioni multiple per motivi di appartenenza religiosa, sociale o etnica;

2. l’onere del lavoro domestico e dei compiti di cura e assistenza non retribuiti, che in ragione di norme sociali e di una cristallizzazione dei ruoli continuano a essere svolti in prevalenza dalle donne.

Questi fattori limitano le possibilità delle donne di seguire una formazione o ambire a un lavoro produttivo e retribuito e ostacolano il loro accesso ai sistemi di sicurezza sociale, generalmente subordinati a un impiego formale e a un reddito.

Documenti

Progetti attuali

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Participation des femmes dans le processus de paix, de sécurité et de relèvement au Mali

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Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus

01.08.2021 - 31.07.2024

In 2017, Switzerland embarked on a multi-donor project which laid a solid foundation for women’s economic empowerment in the South Caucasus, yet, further support is needed to fulfil women’s rights, which remain constrained by structural and cultural barriers. The Swiss-funded contribution will support capacity-building and provide technical assistance at institutions and policy level and, combined with activities at grassroots level, benefit at least 1’850 vulnerable women in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia


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01.07.2021 - 31.12.2024

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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.


UNFPA - Core Contribution 2021

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2021

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) works to address questions related to population and development, with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, and youth. UNFPA is the only multilateral organization, which is engaged on a normative and operational level in promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights SRHR as well as gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is therefore a key partner for Switzerland to ensure progress on these joint priorities.


UN Women - General Contribution 2021

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2021

UN Women is the lead UN organisation to contribute to gender equality, women and girl’s empowerment, including women’s full enjoyment of their human rights. Switzerland supports UN Women because targeted action for gender equality and women’s rights is a Swiss priority in its foreign policy and international cooperation.


Working for Health (W4H)

01.11.2020 - 31.10.2025

More health workers with the right skills are needed to achieve the SDGs, particularly in low income countries. Switzerland contributes to a joint WHO, ILO and OECD program providing catalytic support to governments, social partners and other key stakeholders to develop, finance and implement national health workforce strategies and investment plans. This will improve the supply and employment of health workers, maximise their performance, create decent jobs and accelerate progress towards UHC.   


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.


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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. 


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