UNDP and UN Women initiates the development of a Women's Vision Document

12 Dec 2013

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UNDP Maldives in collaboration with UN Women is supporting the development of Women's Vision document that includes the issues, priorities and aspirations for the country of women from all walks of life, across the Maldives.

A total of four consultation meetings had been held, which included women from all walks of life living in Male', and representatives from Women's Development Committees of 33 selected islands. The consultation meetings employed participatory activities to collect and prioritize key issues and aspirations of over 100 women, and these will be compiled into a survey format. The surveys will be conducted by the women leaders in their communities to collect the views of a representative sample of women in selected islands, and will be analyzed to develop the final report.

The Women's Vision document will be used to gauge and lobby for the inclusion of women's priorities in formulating national policy and programmes, and would also contribute towards the formulation of the post MDG development framework. The final document would be launched in 2014 at an event targeting national leaders and policy makers.