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Civil Society


We are expanding our work with civil society organisations around the world and increasing our assistance to organisations which promote women's rights. This includes support for a law project in Palestine to promote gender equality, and a UN prize-winning human rights and law project in the Pacific region. In Kenya, an umbrella programme supporting initiatives, mostly in civil society, aimed at implementing the

Beijing Platform for Action is entering a second phase. Similar work is underway in Tanzania and Uganda

We also support initiatives which use radio and television, for example, to inform women about their rights and the practical steps they can take to improve their quality of life. Drama programmes and discussions between broadcasters and listeners' groups are some of the innovative projects we support in Africa.