On 22 September 2015 the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) adopted the 2016-2020 framework for the EU’s actions in terms of gender equality and women’s emancipation in the context of the Union’s external relations. It aims to help partner countries to achieve real results along the path to gender equality as well as to set new sustainable development goals (SDGs). It is subdivided into four pillars: the fight to counter all forms of violence done to women and young girls, economic and social emancipation, the strengthening of their voice and participation and the development of institutional culture.
EU Gender Equality Framework for External Relations
Gender equality - 21st March 2016