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
05 February 2024
Africa CDC and Enabel strengthen collaboration to reinforce health systems capacity in Africa
“This collaboration with Africa CDC is paramount to move forward and strengthen the continental health security architecture,” says Jean Van Wetter. Read more
31 January 2024
Joint Press Release: Rwanda and Belgium sign new bilateral cooperation programme
The new cooperation programme strategically allocates resources across key sectors including agriculture, urbanisation and health.
11 January 2024
Evelien Masschelein appointed Director of Expertise & Think at Enabel
With Evelien Masschelein, Enabel appoints an experienced insider as Director of Expertise & Think. Read her bio.
08 January 2024
2023: A year in review
At the beginning of this new year, we take the time to look back at some of our work in 2023.
13 December 2023
Combined efforts of Enabel, Bluesquare and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate malaria in Burundi and Niger
Enabel announces a strategic partnership with Bluesquare and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to step up the fight against malaria in Burundi and Niger.
28 November 2023
The 2023 Awa Prize puts women’s entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East in the spotlight
Spotlight on the winners of the second edition of the Awa Prize, active in the green and circular economy.