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Developing Countries: Women's Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 35875, tabled on 19 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) gender equality and (b) women’s rights are supported beyond commitments to girls’ education in its International Development Strategy.

Answered on

26 July 2021

FCDO is committed to ensuring gender equality and women's rights remain at the heart of the UK's approach to development, and commitments beyond girls' education will feature in the new International Development Strategy. We look forward to engaging with partners and stakeholders, including civil society, on the Strategy over the coming months.