Gender Equality


Women and men in Croatia

2011 - This publication compares Croatian women and men in the areas of health, education, employment and earnings, social welfare and pensions, administration of justice and political power. more


Enhancing women’s political participation

2010 - This report assesses the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on the pace and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals in Tajikistan, and it also provides a detailed summary of new challenges. more


Public Perceptions on Gender Equality in Politics and Business

The main aim of this research project is to study Georgian public attitudes toward gender equality with a special focus on women’s participation in politics and business. Both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies were used in the study. A total of 1760 face-to-face interviews weremore

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Our work on gender equality

Gender equality is important from a human rights perspective, and because it is tied to human development and poverty reduction.


Despite constructive steps towards gender equality, women in the region still deal with economic insecurity, under-representation in decision-making, and even violence.


UNDP works with partners in the region to address these problems by ensuring women have a voice in government, passing gender-sensitive legislation and implementing programmes to promote economic participation and prevent violence against women.


Efforts have already resulted in legal reforms to address gender-based violence, quotas for women in government, and business mentoring programmes for women in countries throughout the region.