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EU announces €19 million new support for women and girls' empowerment at ''Women Deliver'' Conference

EU News 171/2016

Brussels, 19 May 2016

Today, the EU has reconfirmed its support to women and girls' empowerment by announcing €19 million support to gender-driven international projects.

EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, made the announcement at the ''Women Deliver'' Conference in Copenhagen today, one of the world's largest events on women and girls' rights, health and well-being.


The European Commission's new financial contribution is aimed at strengthening women's empowerment and will benefit women and girls in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The envisaged grants will provide support to three projects implemented with the help of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and theUnited Nations Children's Rights and Emergency Relief Organisation (UNICEF), targeting the sustainable end to child marriage, improving the sex ratio at birth and fighting female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Date: 19/05/2016 Reference: P-031594/00-02 Location: Copenhagen - Bella Center © European Union, 2016 URL