Promote sex equality and autonomy of women (MDG 3)
Following the example of the international community, notably developing countries, France has made a certain number of undertakings with regards to promoting equality between males and females.
France has notably promoted:
creation of a gender awareness network supporting initiatives and which publishes a quarterly newsletter;
Initiatives have also been supported in specific geographic zones:
management of a 1.3 M€ fund to promote the situation of women in Afghanistan in support of civil initiatives (ADSI, Mothers for Peace..);
In addition, the French Development Agency contributes to MDG3 by integrating a gender approach in its education, healthcare, rural development, economic development and rural and urban water management projects. It has defined methodological tools and published a memorandum "Gender and Markets" communicated in the OECD DAC Tipsheets in 2002. More recently it has launched a transversal pilot study into the integration of gender in five water management and treatment projects aimed at better integrating females into each phase of the projects; finally it contributes to national networks (Gender in Action) and international networks (GENDERNET run by the DAC/OECD).