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Women Have the Right to ‘Freedom from Fear’, say UN Officials

Senior UN officials are calling for an end to violence against women and an end to impunity for sexual abuse.  


Global Women’s Leadership Index launched

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers an unprecedented opportunity for societies to ensure that women have equal access to lead public institutions on the path to transformative change.…  


Gender Day Announcement

Gender Day Announcement at COP 23 in Bonn, Germany  


Closing the gap: Women leaders in public service

Closing gender gaps in public life is a critical issue for countries seeking to foster inclusive growth and build trust in public institutions.  


United for a clean city

Gregoria Cruz does not pick up waste, she recycles it. Today, many women like Gregoria have abandoned the landfills in Arequipa - Peru's second largest city - to demonstrate that recycling and waste…  


Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

This report shares UNDP’s approach to innovation and showcases over 40 case studies of innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals.  


Vulnerable to violence: Empowering women in South Sudan

It is a violation of human rights, a major global health problem, and is experienced by approximately one in three women worldwide. Yet the fight to end violence against women is too often overlooked…  


Healing the physical and emotional wounds of sexual violence

After more than a decade of conflict in which rape has been used as a weapon, sexual violence is sadly a fact of life for both women and men in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congolese…  


Shattering glass ceilings – and walls

Halfway through fourth grade, I opened my report card and saw that my teacher had given me a C for ‘behaviour’. Understandably, it shocked my parents. I had always gotten top grades in class. I was…  


UNDP joins forces with Wilson Center to provide data on women’s leadership in public administration

UNDP is joining forces with the Wilson Center to provide extensive data on women’s leadership in public administration for The Center’s Women in Public Service Project. By collecting, analyzing, and…  

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