Developing Countries: Females

Department for International Development written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment is a top priority for DFID.

The Department supports the achievement of Goal 5 by; improving global level policies and performance on gender equality – the UN High Level Panel’s Report on Women’s Economic Empowerment is a prime example; by supporting better outcomes for girls and women at a country level through DFID’s bilateral programmes; and by demonstrating best practice in spend and policy across the Department on gender equality, including in implementing the Gender Equality Act.

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