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Principle 6: Promote non-discrimination as a basis for inclusive and stable societies
Real or perceived discrimination is associated with fragility and conflict, and can lead to service delivery failures. International interventions in fragile states should consistently promote gender equity, social inclusion and human rights. These are important elements that underpin the relationship between state and citizen, and form part of long-term strategies to prevent fragility. Measures to promote the voice and participation of women, youth, minorities and other excluded groups should be included in state-building and service delivery strategies from the outset.
Related Link:DFID Briefing Papers based on the OECD DAC's Fragile States Principles.