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1136439
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Health Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on supporting sexual and reproductive health and rights in countries receiving Department for International Development Official Development Assistance in relation to (1) contraceptive prevalence, (2) maternal mortality, (3) maternal morbidity, (4) safe and unsafe abortions, (5) female genital mutilation, (6) child marriage, (7) menstrual hygiene, (8) schooling for girls, (9) toilet facilities in refugee camps, and (10) universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID takes an integrated approach to our programming on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The UK Government is delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals, reflecting them in its programme of work and integrating them into the Single Departmental Plan process. DFID reports annually on its progress on planned activities in meeting these objectives in its annual report and online results pages. For example between April 2018 and March 2019 alone, at least 23.5 million total women and girls were reached with modern methods of family planning through our programmes, preventing 7.3 million unintended pregnancies, 2 million unsafe abortions, saving 8,300 women’s lives and preventing the trauma of 89,900 stillbirths and 52,900 new-born deaths. DFID also ensures our water and sanitation programmes address the rights of women and girls to access safe, private, hygienic and convenient sanitation facilities, including in humanitarian responses.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s project-specific information (including all the annual reviews for our projects in these areas) is available on the Development Tracker website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:37:37.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:37:37.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1136440
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Health Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the Department for International Development's total overseas development aid was spent on sexual and reproductive health and rights in (1) 2016–17, (2) 2017–18, and (3) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL16890 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Based on internationally agreed methodology, we estimate DFID spent at least 10.3 percent of its overseas development aid on sexual reproductive health and rights in 2016-17.</p><p> </p><p>Comparable figures beyond March 2017 are not yet available, estimates for 2017-18 spending will be available in autumn 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:37:50.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:37:50.64Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1136441
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Health Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for International Development spent directly targeting reproductive health under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Development Assistance Committee codes (1) 13010, (2) 13021, (3) 13022, (4) 13030, and (5) 13081, in total in the (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19, financial years. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL16891 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID spent the following directly targeting reproductive health under the OECD Development codes 13010, 13021, 13022, 13030, and 13081:</p><p>2016/17: £307.2m.</p><p> </p><p>This data does not capture spend on our substantial multilateral contribution to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, UNFPA, WHO, Unitaid and UNAIDS.</p><p>Data for all sector codes and spend are available on the Statistics on International Development website. Comparable figures beyond March 2017 are not yet available, estimates for 2017-18 spending will be available in autumn 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:38:27.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:38:27.533Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1136442
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: HIV Infection more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for International Development spent directly targeting HIV and AIDS under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Development Assistance Committee codes (1) 13041, and (2) 13042, in total in the (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19, financial years. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL16892 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID spent the following directly targeting HIV and AIDS under the two OECD Development codes 13041 and 13042: 2016/17 = £27.1m.</p><p> </p><p>This data does not capture spend on related programming that complements our wider work on comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, including research and health systems strengthening.</p><p> </p><p>Data for all sector codes and spend are available on the Statistics on International Development website. Comparable figures beyond March 2017 are not yet available, estimates for 2017-18 spending will be available in autumn 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:38:45.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:38:45.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1136443
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Population Fund: Finance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of the UN Population Fund in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL16893 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Details of Her Majesty's Government (HMG) spending on international development is available online on the Statistics on International Development website<em>. </em>Please note that data is published by calendar year and not HMG financial year.</p><p>The report shows that the UN Population fund received the following funding:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Core</p></td><td><p>£20m</p></td><td><p>£20m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-Core</p></td><td><p>£87.5m</p></td><td><p>£120.5m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br> 2018 data on non-core funding will be published later this year. Core funding for 2018 remained steady at £20m.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:39:24.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:39:24.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1135761
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Recycling more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to provide to Palestinians in Gaza to create the means to recycle materials in order to reduce the amount of waste and increase the viability of industry. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL16854 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not currently intend to provide direct support in this area. We remain committed to alleviating the humanitarian situation in Gaza and our assistance continues to be focused on meeting the basic needs of Gazans. To that end, DFID have recently provided £5m to UNRWA’s Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) emergency appeal which will help UNRWA provide food aid to one million people in Gaza. Through our support to UNRWA’s programme budget, the UK also supports UNRWA’s delivery of core services, including health services and basic education, to Palestinian refugees across the Middle East, and the collection of solid waste.</p><p> </p><p>In the medium term, DFID are working to address the underlying causes of humanitarian need in Gaza through an economic development programme which aims to lift the overall standard of living in Gaza and the West Bank by increasing trade and job creation, enabling greater movement and access for people and goods, and enhancing the supply of electricity and clean water, especially in Gaza.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:20:46.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:20:46.517Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1135448
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading International Assistance: Blockchain more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to making full use of the capabilities of blockchain-based smart contracts to protect the supply chain and ensure that major international aid and development projects are fully transparent, and that funding is secure. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16769 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to best practice in the use of new digital technologies and we have set a vision for doing development in a digital world in our Digital Strategy. We have commissioned several reports to understand the effectiveness and potential of emerging blockchain technologies for international development. DFID also has several proof of concept pilots in design and implementation to test the potential of blockchain in, for example, humanitarian supply chains, tracking of UK aid funds, and to incentivise and reward environmentally sustainable farming practices. DFID is learning from these pilots and other projects to ensure that the UK remains at the cutting edge of delivering aid.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s contracts are tendered in accordance with the EU Public Procurement Directive and the UK Public Procurement Regulations 2015, the focus of which is to ensure open and fair competition between bidders. This means our contracts are competitively tendered following a set of standard processes set out in the regulations. This competitive approach helps ensure value for money in the delivery of UK aid. British companies have continued to be very successful in this competitive market with UK firms winning 80% of our contracts in 2018/19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL16770 more like this
HL16771 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.297Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1135449
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading International Assistance: Blockchain more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to help fund the further assessment and development of blockchain technologies for major infrastructure and international development projects, and (2) to ensure that the UK remains a centre of excellence and is a preferred jurisdiction for such contracts. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16770 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to best practice in the use of new digital technologies and we have set a vision for doing development in a digital world in our Digital Strategy. We have commissioned several reports to understand the effectiveness and potential of emerging blockchain technologies for international development. DFID also has several proof of concept pilots in design and implementation to test the potential of blockchain in, for example, humanitarian supply chains, tracking of UK aid funds, and to incentivise and reward environmentally sustainable farming practices. DFID is learning from these pilots and other projects to ensure that the UK remains at the cutting edge of delivering aid.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s contracts are tendered in accordance with the EU Public Procurement Directive and the UK Public Procurement Regulations 2015, the focus of which is to ensure open and fair competition between bidders. This means our contracts are competitively tendered following a set of standard processes set out in the regulations. This competitive approach helps ensure value for money in the delivery of UK aid. British companies have continued to be very successful in this competitive market with UK firms winning 80% of our contracts in 2018/19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL16769 more like this
HL16771 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.34Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1135450
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading International Assistance: Blockchain more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support UK companies that are developing blockchain technology for the delivery of major international development contracts. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16771 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to best practice in the use of new digital technologies and we have set a vision for doing development in a digital world in our Digital Strategy. We have commissioned several reports to understand the effectiveness and potential of emerging blockchain technologies for international development. DFID also has several proof of concept pilots in design and implementation to test the potential of blockchain in, for example, humanitarian supply chains, tracking of UK aid funds, and to incentivise and reward environmentally sustainable farming practices. DFID is learning from these pilots and other projects to ensure that the UK remains at the cutting edge of delivering aid.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s contracts are tendered in accordance with the EU Public Procurement Directive and the UK Public Procurement Regulations 2015, the focus of which is to ensure open and fair competition between bidders. This means our contracts are competitively tendered following a set of standard processes set out in the regulations. This competitive approach helps ensure value for money in the delivery of UK aid. British companies have continued to be very successful in this competitive market with UK firms winning 80% of our contracts in 2018/19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL16769 more like this
HL16770 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.373Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1135064
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Females more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how (1) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and (2) the Department for International Development, systematically include older women in their (a) work with widows, and (b) wider approach to economic empowerment, across their programmes. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
star this property uin HL16691 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Gender equality is a top priority for the UK. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development work together to achieve the best development and diplomatic impact for women and girls, including older women.</p><p> </p><p>Better data and understanding of the situation of older women is essential for tackling the poverty and discrimination they face. DFID is investing in improving collection and use of disaggregated data (by sex, age and disability) to enable us to empower and include those who are too often invisible or face additional barriers to escaping poverty, such as older people. For example, we have led the way on the Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan and worked with others to improve the international development system on disaggregated and inclusive data.</p><p> </p><p>Social protection mechanisms can play a crucial part in supporting economic empowerment, as such DFID is enabling the empowerment of older women through social protection programmes, including in Uganda, where UKaid is supporting expanded social protection for older people.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to shining a spotlight on the vulnerabilities of widows globally, including raising awareness of the multiple discrimination and abuse often faced by older widows. In Ghana, UKaid is securing lives of dignity for elderly widows banished from their communities due to ‘witchcraft’ accusations and working with traditional authorities to condemn violence, social exclusion and abuse towards widows. At the Commission on the Status of Women in March, the UK helped secure the first ever UN-level recognition of the need to invest in adequate measures to protect and support widows.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:42:06.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:42:06.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Collins of Highbury more like this