Women's Empowerment

  • Weaving Wisdom: Stories from the Ground

    This publication highlights the personal stories of the nine participants to the Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing +15 and provides an overview of their organizations.

  • Integrating Gender into Community-based Disaster Risk Management

    Women’s vulnerability in disaster situations is often emphasized, but their contributions to the safety of their home and community is generally unrecognized. This training seeks to fill gaps in practical guidance in gender mainstreaming in disaster risk management at the local and community.

  • Men and the Prevention of Gender based Violence

    This discussion paper aims to: propose a comprehensive framework for developing policies that respond to gender-based violence; identify the importance of engaging and targeting men and boys as partners in developing and implementing policies on the prevention of gender-based violence; and recommend a set of policy interventions on engaging men for policy change on gender-based violence.

  • Translating CEDAW Into Law: Cook Islands

    This Report comprises the results of a desk review commissioned by the UNDP Pacific Centre to assess the legislative compliance of the Cook Islands with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 1979 (CEDAW).

  • Equality for Women: A Handbook for NHRIs on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    The Handbook offers practical information and ideas that can assist national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to fulfill their mandates to protect and promote women’s equality through economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights.


UNDP in Asia and the Pacific supports regional and national efforts to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment. We are committed to strengthening the capacity of our national partners in Asia and the Pacific to adopt approaches that advance women’s rights and take full account of the many ways women contribute to development. We strive to ensure that women have increased economic control, strengthened political voice and enhanced legal rights.