Swisscontact recognises International Women's Day around the world

All over the world, Swisscontact is empowering women by promoting inclusive economic, social and ecological development. On occasion of International Women’s Day, we highlight women’s achievements, stories of empowerment, and shed light on the importance of equity.
Swisscontact Team in Nepal embraces equity
This year, IWD’s slogan is #EmbraceEquity, aiming to question why and how equality is not enough and just. Through our projects and initiatives at Swisscontact in Nepal, we embrace equity and work towards creating a stable life for women.
Upskilling and Reskilling
A brave young woman has found a way to break the barrier of her livelihood
Even though Mong Sur Sdey is the only female student in a Building Electrical Wiring class, she is motivated to continue and hopes to become a manager in a construction company in the future.
Empowering women through vocational education and training
In Rwanda, Swisscontact empowers women through holistic vocational education and training (VET), coaching in entrepreneurship, and mentorship for business development while addressing the challenges women face in their daily lives.
A network of ambassadors to promote entrepreneurship in Mali
Through the FACEJ project, a network of ambassadors strengthens the skills and develop the resilience of young women in the face of entrepreneurial challenges.
Latin America: Women in tech | Bridging the digital gender gap | Innovative technology to reduce gender inequality
The motto of this year's Women's Day is "DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality". We share examples that recognise the importance of access to digitalisation, technology and innovation in Guatemala, Honduras and Bolivia.
Nicaragua: The importance of strengthening teachers' digital skills
Improving access to digital tools is one of the strategies to narrow the digital gender gap. In Nicaragua, Swisscontact trained 145 female teachers from public and private vocational training institutes on digital competencies.
Sustainable agriculture, Entrepreneurial ecosystems, Labour market insertion, Initial vocational education and training
Video: Women's Economic Empowerment leads to Stability and Equity
Radhika Karki, Shakuntala Pyakhurel, Saru Khakurel, Indu Shahu and Nirmala Kafle got the opportunity to hone their skills with support from projects that Swisscontact implements in Nepal. Learn more about their journey in this video.
Kosovo: Digital transformation creates new opportunities for women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses
Kadrije Mustafa and Ibadete Sadiku have successfully used digital tools to transform their businesses. Thanks to training supported by the project Promoting Private Sector Employment, they have found new consumers across Kosovo.
Albania: Increasing opportunities in the job market through vocational education
58% of women who graduated from the partner schools of the Skills for Jobs project in Albania are currently employed. This number indicates that investing in vocational education increases women's opportunities in the labour market.
Swisscontact in Lao PDR celebrates women's achievements
Swisscontact in Laos reinforces its commitment to creating a more inclusive world for all.
Swisscontact in Cambodia shows solidarity with women through #EmbraceEquity
We embrace equity and wish a happy Women's Day to all the amazing women!
Challenging gender roles through a humorous social media campaign
Two Swisscontact projects in Kosovo collaborated with influencer Coolnfresh to create a satirical series of social media posts that challenge everyday aspects of gender roles.