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“Greater Inclusion of Women Develops Society as a Whole” - Mar Merita Blat

AFD Gender Equality
Respecting and reinforcing women’s economic and social rights; raising awareness of the right to sexual and reproductive health; and the right to have control over one’s own body more generally – these are among the concerns of AFD gender expert, Mar Merita Blat. To mark International Women’s Day, she discusses AFD Group’s actions aiming to promote gender equality.
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Researching Inequalities: the Results

AFD Inequality Research Facility
The Research Facility on Inequalities, led by AFD and supported by the European Commission since 2017, is coming to an end. The initiative produced 23 research projects and 150 publications, involving 50 researchers. A final conference outlining the results will take place online 22 to 25 March 2021.
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Reconciliation through Social Entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans

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The RISE consortium aims to make social engagement of young people a central focus of reconciliation efforts in the Western Balkans. Predominantly funded by the Agence Française de Développement, RISE recently published a study on the current state of social entrepreneurship in these six countries. The study offers guidelines for providing the best possible support to young agents of change in their communities.
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A Dramatic Drop in Fertility Across Africa

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In “AFD’s Atlas of Africa”, we examine the social and economic developments across the continent. Today we take a closer look at the changes in fertility in Africa, where the number of children per woman has been decreasing for 40 years.
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