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Gender Justice

Sexual and gender-based violence has a devastating, long-term effect on the lives of victims, their families and communities, and impedes development progress. Where sexual and gender-based violence persist, women and girls are disproportionately affected.

UNDP works with national partners to increase their capacities to prevent and respond to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). This includes efforts to foster a culture of awareness of the ills of SGBV, create and employ preventative mechanisms, fight impunity for these crimes, mobilize men in advocacy efforts, and provide survivors with psychosocial and socioeconomic support. Beyond tailored approaches to address SGBV, UNDP supports national and local authorities to empower women and girls through gender-conscious justice and security services. For example, UNDP works with state and non-state actors to increase women’s participation and leadership in justice and security institutions and to develop and apply inclusive legal frameworks.

As part of these efforts to promote the rights and participation of women and girls, UNDP works with UN partners, including UN Women and UNFPA. UNDP also maintains close working partnerships with the UN Team of Experts on Rule of Law/Sexual Violence in Conflict as well as the UN Action against Conflict Related Sexual Violence.

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First Regular Session of the Executive Board

Opening Statement to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board

Senior UN officials are calling for an end to violence against women and an end to impunity for…

Joint statement from the Executive Directors of UNFPA & UN Women & the Administrator of UNDP

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers an unprecedented opportunity for societies to…

UNDP today launched a new and ambitious blueprint for development in the 21st century at the United…

Binisera Lamichhane Mangar cradles her 2-year-old granddaughter and, with her free hand, turns on a…

UNDP joins with other UN agencies in the #OrangeTheWorld campaign to end violence against women and…

UNDP supports and empowers victims of sexual violence in the context of the armed conflict in…

Fighting HIV and injustice. Putting human rights at the centre of the HIV response.

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Closing gender gaps in public life is a critical issue for countries seeking to foster inclusive…

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As world leaders meet for climate talks this week in Bonn, at the UN Climate Change Conference, they…

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While climate change threatens livelihoods and security across the board, women and girls commonly…

An estimated 1.5 billion people in the world today lack “legal identity”, meaning they do not have…

This report presents key instruments for promoting gender equality and political empowerment of…

This publication, jointly produced by UNDP and UN Women, brings to light the scourge of violence…

This publication explores the impact of parity within the civil service on public administration…

A Brief on Policy and Practice to Inform National Strategies for Preventing Violent Extremism and…

A Brief on Policy and Practice to Inform National Strategies for Preventing Violent Extremism and…

A Brief on Policy and Practice to Inform National Strategies for Preventing Violent Extremism and…

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