Women's Empowerment

  • Gender Responsive Procurement Project

    UNDP in collaboration with UN Women is supporting the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare to implement a Gender-Responsive Procurement project which seeks to introduce engendered procurement as one of the strategies towards gender equality and the empowerment of women.

  • Combating Gender-Based Violence through Advocay, Training and Awareness Raising Related to Legal Issues

    Women continue to be disadvantaged at all levels of Namibian life; in employment, influence, power structures and wealth. Violence against women is a serious and widespread human rights problem. Central to the issues of sexual abuse and violence are unequal gender relations where women are in a subordinate position to men, often economically dependent, with little bargaining or negotiating power, particularly on sexual matters. Some figures suggest one in five women are in an abusive relationship, and more than a third of women report having suffered physical or sexual abuse at the hands of an intimate partner.

Capacity Development Initiative in Gender. Photo - UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia Country Office is supporting the development of a Masters of Arts in Gender Studies to be offered by the University of Namibia starting the academic year 2014. The course outline and curriculum has been developed and the Masters programme was approved by Senate in August 2013 and will be rolled out next year.