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Spanish gender programme heralded as great success


“Spain and Norway have become partners in gender equality. Our societies are different but our objectives are the same. The gender programme has been pioneering and perhaps one of the most successful,” said Norwegian Ambassador Johann Vibe at the closing event in Madrid on 10 June.

Women mean business: 190 success stories


Lourdes, Soledad, Eva and Carolina: four women, four different backgrounds, each with a different story to tell. But they have one thing in common. All have ventured out of their comfort zone and taken the brave step of setting up their own business.

More women in leadership


Only 17% of Board members in the world’s biggest companies are women. The 'Promociona' project financed by the Spanish Gender Equality Programme, may be just one small step on the way to change this, but it's making big waves.

Fostering female entrepreneurship in Spain


Lola has designed a device for clothes identification, Ana, an interactive tourism app, and Blanca, a new housing concept for international students. These are just three of the 22 successful projects that received support from the 'Women Entrepreneurship Project'.

Education to end stereotypes


Gender stereotypes negatively affect society as a whole. In Spain, a project supported by the Grants aims to contribute to a more equal society by challenging gender inequality through the school system.