Women's Empowerment

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International Women's Day Special: Faces of strength and courage

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Living positively in Ecuador

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'Maama' Kits promote safe deliveries in Uganda

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Women entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso

Fatimata Leah Nahini produces a local brand of beer (dolo), which she sells in the market, thus generating a large profit. Since the opening of the Credit Union in Matiakoali, she was able to save money for the first time ever. Photo: Kerstin Gossé/UNDPWithout access to financial resources,more

Tackling gender-based violence in Rwanda

It is estimated that 250,000 women were raped during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, but today the Rwandan people are reaching out to educate and prevent gender-based violence.In Rwanda, a UN-supported Gender Desk at the National Police is providing legal and psychosocial support to survivors andmore

Investing in Haitian Women

Since the 12 January 2010 earthquake, UNDP has been playing a key role in the response to the crisis in Haiti. Acknowledging that only Haitians can rebuild their country again— and build it back better— UNDP has put job creation at the centre of all its recovery activities in themore

UN launches plan to combat spread of HIV among women and girls

Photo: UNAIDS/B. HamiltonUNDP Administrator Helen Clark at the high-level panel in NY.UNDP Administrator Helen Clark joined a high-level panel in New York to launch a five-year action plan by UNAIDS to address gender inequalities and human rights violations that put women and girls at risk ofmore

In Turkey, women's empowerment is in fashion

  A cooperative owner and worker prepares garments for Istanbul Fashion Week (Photo: UNDP) In Turkey’s southeast Anatolia region, where only 3 per cent of women are engaged in paid labour, UNDP and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)more

15 years after landmark gathering, women still lack equal rights

High-level meeting at the UN assesses advances and challenges in women’s rights New York - Thousands of government officials, activists and women leaders from all over the world are gathered in NY today to assess the progress and challenges in women’s empowerment at the 54thmore

Women struggle for rights as Haiti recovers

The devastating January 12th earthquake hit hard at the Haitian women’s movement, taking the lives of a number of leading activists.  Prior to the earthquake, activists like Anne-Marie Coriolan, Myriam Merlais and Magalie Marcelin were advocating to reform the judiciary and to create anmore

Post-2015 Agenda: Unprecedented global discussions about development priorities start in 100 countries

National consultations capturing development priorities are underway in 66 member states, and the United Nations works with governments to expand the list of countries to 100, according to representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women, and World Health Organizationsmore

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Brazil, Bangladesh, China win UN development storytelling contest

The story of an indigenous family in west-central Brazil which now uses clean, economical and green cook stoves provided through a United Nations Development Programme project is among 12 winners of an annual storytelling competition. UNDP offices from 66 countries submitted more than 120more

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Antonio Banderas launches appeal to End Violence Against Women

Violence against women is unacceptable and must stop now, says the well-known actor Geneva — Film star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a global video appeal to end violence against women in recognition of International Women’smore

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UN agencies combine efforts to tackle gender-based violence on this year’s International Women’s Day

The renewed effort focuses on what drives men to become violent and asks what can be done to stop it Bangkok, Thailand - Today on International Women’s Day, women and men around the globe come together to rally, discuss and take action to stop violence against women and girls. The United Nationsmore

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Commission on Status of Women strengthens move to eliminate violence against women and girls

New York – The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) culminated on Friday (15 March) with Member States underlining their commitment that women and girls have the right to live a life free of violence, exploitation and abuse. The priority theme of this year’s globalmore

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