Developing Countries: Women's Rights

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 26th July 2021.

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Photo of Marsha de Cordova Marsha de Cordova Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) gender equality and (b) women’s rights are supported beyond commitments to girls’ education in its International Development Strategy.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

FCDO is committed to ensuring gender equality and women's rights remain at the heart of the UK's approach to development, and commitments beyond girls' education will feature in the new International Development Strategy. We look forward to engaging with partners and stakeholders, including civil society, on the Strategy over the coming months.

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