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Strengthen gender-responsive and where possible gender-transformative approaches in the field of migration and forced displacement and empower women migrants and refugees as agents of change

Migration decisions are affected by gender roles and migration has gender specific impacts. The Federal Government is committed to a feminist foreign and development policy, which aims for a gender- transformative approach, addresses underlying social norms that negatively influence and shape gender roles and includes supporting the rights and representation of women and girls in all their diversity globally, also increasing the resources dedicated to gender equality. Germany will contribute to the implementation of the UN resolution 1325 with its third National Action Plan for the Women, Peace and Security (2021-2024) and specifically increase its programmes and projects within the gender-conflict nexus with a focus on promoting gender equality in migration and forced displacement settings. German development cooperation will strengthen gender-responsive – and where possible also gender- transformative approaches in the field of migration and displacement and support women in all their diversity as agents of change.

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).