EU Gender Action Plan (GAP) III – An Ambitious Agenda for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in EU External Action

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Series Details JOIN (2020) 17
Publication Date 25/11/2020
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Joint Communication published by the European Commission and the European Union's High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy on 25 November 2020, aimed at promoting gender equality and women's empowerment through all external action of the European Union.

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The Gender Action Plan (GAP 3) provides the EU with a policy framework with five pillars of action for accelerating progress towards meeting international commitments and a world in which everyone has space to thrive. It makes the promotion of gender equality a priority of all external policies and actions; offers a roadmap for working together with stakeholders at national, regional and multilateral levels; steps up action in strategic thematic areas; calls for the institutions to lead by example, and; ensures the transparency of the results. The GAP III was published following the understanding a lot is still there to do in achieving gender equality and female empowerment across the world, despite significant (yet uneven) progress in advancing women's and girls' rights.

This external Gender Action Plan reflects the objectives of the EU's 2020 Gender Equality Strategy.

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Politico, 25/11/2020: EU’s foreign policy gender plan faces resistance from Poland and Hungary
Euronews, 25/11/2020: EU vows to put gender equality at heart of its foreign aid

European Commission: Topics: Empowering Women and Girls
European Commission: Press Release, 25/11/2020: Gender Action Plan – putting women and girls' rights at the heart of the global recovery for a gender-equal world

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