Our development efforts will be worthwhile only if we step up the fight for equality between women and men.
Gender equality is as it were a red thread woven throughout all of our work. We also have specific gender projects, in particular education projects for girls and projects against violence against women.
What we do
Education and decision-making
Health and sexual and reproductive rights
Food security and food sovereignty
The empowerment of women concerns women gaining power and control over their own lives. With our gender strategy (2019-2023) we try to reinforce this. Read more.
Enabel’s Gender Strategy 2019-2023
It is estimated that globally 200 million girls and women have undergone FGM. In Burkina Faso the majority of women have been cut. Together with communities and the government of Burkina Faso, Enabel works to put an end to this practice.
Ending FGM in Burkina Faso
Interview with Sandra Galbusera on feminism and equal opportunities
Interview with Sandra Galbusera
News & Events
26 September 2023
Preserving the precious waters of Lake Tanganyika
Enabel is working with local authorities in the DR Congo, Burundi, Tanzania and Zambia to protect its unique ecosystem, with European funding.
06 September 2023
Enabel advises Mozambique for African Climate Summit
As part of the 2023 African Climate Summit, the Mozambican government, Enabel and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change organise a roundtable on energy transition in Mozambique.
04 September 2023
Koen Vanmechelen builds Cosmogolem in Rwanda
Created by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, the Cosmogolem is a 4-meter-tall wooden giant. How did it end up in Rwanda? Answers with Koen.
11 August 2023
Interview with Jesse: what is a budget analyst looking for in the healthcare sector?
Read the story of Jesse Waterschoot, former Junior Expert in budget analysis for Enabel in Mozambique.
03 August 2023
The modernisation of Guinea’s civil registry inspired by Belgium’s experience
In Guinea, we support the authorities to modernise the civil registry via a pilot project inspired by Belgium’s experience.
27 July 2023
Enabel and OECD Team Up To Boost Innovation
Enabel collaborated with the OECD to analyse and improve innovation activities in Benin, Morocco, and Palestine.