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Developing Countries: Females

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 37769, tabled on 20 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the implications are of the findings of the report from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, entitled DFID's efforts to eliminate violence against women and girls, published on 17 May 2016, for her Department's work on strengthening women's rights organisations and networks in the developing world.

Answered on

26 May 2016

I welcome ICAI’s recent review, which awarded my Department their highest rating, a green review score, for our work on tackling violence against women and girls. The review highlights the important contribution UK Aid makes to the lives of women and girls around the world and recognises the significant achievements of DFID to date on this vtial issue. My Department will provide a formal response to the ICAI findings in due course.