Equal rights and opportunities for women and girls

In many developing countries, men and women are not treated as equals. The Netherlands supports organisations that challenge this inequality and combat violence against women and girls.

A greater focus on the position of women

The Netherlands supports Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) and Leading from the South (LFS). These two organisations help enhance women’s safety and economic self-reliance, and campaign to give them a greater say in society and politics. The Netherlands also contributes funding for clean water, toilets and sanitary products, because without them girls cannot attend school. In addition, girls are given information about menstruation in order to combat superstition and taboos.