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The background for the 2008 conflict between Russia and Georgia was set by Georgia’s unresolved conflicts of the 1990s in the regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The year 2008 was marked by deteriorating relations between Russia and Georgia, as well as a sequence of military incidents in the conflict regions. On the night of 7 to 8 August 2008, these developments culminated in the outbreak of an armed conflict between Russia and Georgia.

Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy put forward ambitious plans to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through all external action of the European Union (EU).

Début 2020, Awa venait d'avoir 15 ans lorsqu'elle a appris que son mariage était en train d'être arrangé. S'échapper semblait difficile, mais Awa a trouvé le courage de défier la décision de son père. Son petit village au Mali avait un comité pour la prévention des mariages précoces, et elle a porté son cas devant lui. Ce groupe de personnes respectées a présenté au père d'Awa tous les arguments contre le mariage précoce et a réussi à le convaincre.

As part of a wider engagement of the EU in relation to Kosovo, the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) was launched in 2008, following Kosovo’s declaration of independence and the transfer of responsibilities in the areas of policing, justice and customs from the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo to EULEX.

L'Union européenne (UE) informe sur la publication par le Fonds de Développement Culturel et Touristique (FDCT) du Burkina Faso du 1er appel à projets dans le cadre du Programme d'Appui aux Industries Créatives et à la Gouvernance de la Culture, cofinancé par l'EU et le Gouvernement burkinabè.

No country in the world is on track to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, despite significant progress in advancing women’s and girls’ rights over the years. Moreover, the health and socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis are disproportionately affecting women and girls. To address this, the EU put forward an ambitious Gender Action Plan to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through all external action of the European Union.

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