GPECS II - Gender Component
Ensuring that women and men can and do participate without unfair barriers is a core component of delivering an inclusive election. However, despite progress made in recent years, women continue to face obstacles to participate in political and electoral processes on an equal basis with men. Since its creation in 2009, GPECS has been particularly successful in mainstreaming gender in UNDP electoral projects and in increasing knowledge and programming practices on women’s electoral participation. GPECS Phase II builds on these achievements and lessons learned from Phase I and focuses on mainstreaming gender throughout the activities of GPECS’ Global, Regional and National components and UNDP’s electoral assistance more generally.