The work of the Unidas network of and for women from Germany, Latin America and the Caribbean is gathering pace. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is patron of the network. In addition to the launch of its online platform, Unidas will also award an annual Prize for Women’s Rights and Democracy.
The Alliance for Multilateralism is growing – and bearing fruit. At the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Maas and like-minded states launched six concrete initiatives for tackling global challenges together.
For decades, one of the most serious conflicts in recent times has been simmering in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During his visit, Foreign Minister Maas underscored Germany’s commitment to stabilisation and the protection of women in conflicts.
Today, on World Humanitarian Day, the Federal Foreign Office is joining with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) to focus on women humanitarians working to help people in need, often risking their own health or life.
The survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises need special support: Germany is providing a further 80 million euros for project measures in 2019-20.
Video message by Minister of State Michelle Müntefering to the second meeting of the African Women's Leaders Network in Addis Ababa, 24 April 2018.