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· In Ghana, we are supporting an innovative project to strengthen the role of women in public life The results of research work are being used in practical training programmes, including for women elected to local councils, and in national advocacy and information programmes

· We are funding gender awareness training for the judiciary in India, and supporting stronger links between the police and schools in Uganda to tackle sexual harassment of girl students and women teachers

· In Zimbabwe, we are discussing with the Government support for a training programme for the judiciary and civil society organisations to take advantage of a new act which gives widows the right to inherit land

· We are working with partner governments and other donors to promote gender-aware policy development and improvements in public spending in developing countries.

Gender Equality in Pakistan

A major women and law project is being developed which will address violence against women, including examining ways better to serve the needs of women and children seeking to escape violence and other forms of abuse. We are also funding a police training project which is integrating gender and human rights issues into the curriculum and improving the training of women police officers.