UNDP-EU: Democratic Governance
Credible, transparent and fair elections and functioning democratic parliaments are two pillars of a democratic governance system in any country around the world. The partnership between the EU and UNDP is particularly strong in these two areas.
In addition, the partnership spans from promoting countries to advance on human rights, to ensuring that citizens can participate in their societies and that they have equal access to justice. It helps countries manage their borders, train the police and judges. To ensure that local communities have a say in their development the partnership assists countries with decentralization and local governance.
An integral part of UNDP-EU joint initiatives is ensuring that also women participate on equal terms and that their rights are respected.
EU-support to democratic governance
- Baadam Bai is a leader in her community and former latrine cleaner. Despite prohibitive legislation, a significant proportion of India’s dry latrines are cleaned manually with the vast majority of the cleaners being women. Since 2013, we’ve been supporting these women to seek alternative livelihoods and address this challenge faced by their communities. ©Ishan Tankha/UNDP in India #EqualityMonday 7 hours ago
- Madleen is Gaza’s first female fisherman. Read about Madleen and other fishermen whose livelihoods were strengthened through our support of Gaza fisheries: #EqualityMonday 12 hours ago
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