Women change the world – and for a better future we must start with the younger generation. Women and young people are therefore centre stage in our projects.

In many countries, discrimination against women is a factor that stands in the way of development processes. Women play a decisive role in a country's future – just as young people do. In many places, however, especially in rural areas, they feel they have no future and leave their homes or migrate. To improve local conditions, we need to pay special attention to women, young people and minorities. One main focus of SWISSAID is therefore on providing financial support to civil society organisations which work with these target groups in rural regions.