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13 Dec
Press release

More than 780 million euros additional financial support for women's rights. This is the provisional result of the international #SheIsEqual campaign launched by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo. This is well in excess of the 500 million target that the minister put forward at the launch of the campaign.

13 Jul
Press release

Beyoncé, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and a series of other international and African artists will join the international # SheIsEqual  campaign on December 2 at a grand final concert in Johannesburg. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, who initiated #SheIsEqual and launched the campaign in June in Brussels, is ambitious. “This will be the largest ever campaign to support women’s rights and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

05 Jun
Press release

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has launched, in partnership with Global Citizen, the international campaign #SheIsEqual. Their goal is to raise more than 500 million euros by the end of the year for gender equality, women's empowerment and women’s health. The Global Citizen campaign is supported by the governments of Belgium and Luxemburg, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Procter & Gamble.

27 May
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo ran the Brussels 20km today. He led a team of more than 100 #HeForShe runners. The team was brought together by the United Nations to raise more awareness about gender equality and the role men can play in it.

20 Apr
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo asked the World Bank to focus more on the inclusion of women in the financial system. He was speaking at a debate attended by World Bank President Jim Kim and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Minister De Croo takes part until Sunday at the yearly Spring Meetings of the World Bank, in Washington DC.

11 Jul
Statement

Joint statement by Belgium, United Kingdom and the Netherlands at the Family Planning Summit in London.

11 Jul
Speech

Speech of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo at the Family Planning Summit in London.

11 Jul
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo today participates in the London Summit on Family Planning. During his speech, he made a remarkable appeal for more feminism among his male colleagues worldwide. Minister De Croo also announced additional contributions for the protection of girls and women in humanitarian crisis situations. Belgium also commits to digital technology in order to better map access to family planning in low-income countries.

08 Mar
Speech

Speech of Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo in the European Parliament at the occasion of International Women’s Day.

08 Mar
Press release

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated this year to 'Women in a changing professional world: Planet 50-50 by 2030’.