Women's Empowerment

Publications listed by date

  • Brochure:The Gender Equality Seal: A Certification Programme for Public and Private Enterprises Aug 1, 2016Brochure:The Gender Equality Seal: A Certification Programme for Public and Private EnterprisesThis brochure provides an overview of the Gender Equality Seal for Public and Private Enterprises and explains how gender equality in the workplace benefits women and companies.

  • The Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme for Public and Private Enterprises: Putting Principles into PracticeAug 1, 2016The Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme for Public and Private Enterprises: Putting Principles into PracticeThis summary details the certification programme process and its advantages for the private sector, governments, and workers. It also lays out a vision for the future: to enhance South-South cooperation and build a network of enterprises for gender equality.

  • The Gender Equality Seal: A Certification Programme for Public and Private Enterprises supported by UNDPAug 1, 2016The Gender Equality Seal: A Certification Programme for Public and Private Enterprises supported by UNDPThis pamphlet showcases how the Gender Equality Seal is being implemented with UNDP support, adding value to businesses and governments in Latin America

  • HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021May 26, 2016HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021The HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021: Connecting the Dots elaborates UNDP's work on HIV and health in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Issue Brief - Ending Poverty by 2030Mar 28, 2016Issue Brief - Ending Poverty by 2030At the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a commitment “to eradicate poverty everywhere, in all its forms and dimensions by 2030”. By adopting Agenda 2030, world leaders moved past poverty reduction and set out to achieve sustainable development that "leaves no one behind".

  • Checklist for Integrating Gender into the New Funding Model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and MalariaFeb 9, 2016Checklist for Integrating Gender into the New Funding Model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and MalariaThis Checklist has been developed to support the integration of gender-responsive components into the implementation of HIV programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund).

  • Gender, HIV and Health Discussion PapersFeb 4, 2016Gender, HIV and Health Discussion PapersThese Discussion Paper are intended to support practitioners, civil society and government partners wishing to make the investment case for increased and improved programming that addresses the specific vulnerabilities and needs of both males and females who are affected by or at risk of malaria and TB.

  • UNDP Support to the Implementation of the 2030 AgendaJan 26, 2016UNDP Support to the Implementation of the 2030 AgendaThis integrated package of policy support services (MAPS: Mainstreaming, Acceleration, and Policy Support) is designed to support country partners to effectively implement the SDGs and make long-term economic prosperity, human and environmental well-being a reality.

  • Mainstreaming Gender in Mitigation and TechnologyDec 10, 2015Mainstreaming Gender in Mitigation and TechnologyThis capacity-building package has been designed for policymakers to guide them on how to promote gender equality across all levels of policy and programming in climate change, and to provide them with the necessary tools to do so.

  • Gender responsive national communicationsDec 10, 2015Gender responsive national communicationsThis toolkit is designed to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs).

  • HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with MenNov 23, 2015HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

  • HIV and Young Transgender PeopleNov 23, 2015HIV and Young Transgender People

  • HIV and Young People Who Inject DrugsNov 23, 2015HIV and Young People Who Inject DrugsThis brief aims to catalyse and inform discussions about how best to provide health services, programmes and support for young people who inject drugs offering current knowledge concerning the HIV risk and vulnerability; barriers to services; and examples of programmes that may work in addressing their needs and rights.

  • HIV and Young People Who Sell SexNov 23, 2015HIV and Young People Who Sell SexThis brief aims to catalyse and inform discussions about how best to provide services, programmes and support for young people who sell sex. It offers current knowledge concerning the HIV risk and vulnerability of young people who sell sex; the barriers and constraints to appropriate services; and examples of programmes that address their needs and rights.

  • Gender and Drylands Development: Empowering Women for ChangeOct 15, 2015Gender and Drylands Development: Empowering Women for ChangeWomen’s land rights and their importance for women’s empowerment and wider development goals have gained increased attention in recent years. However, gender inequality in land rights in dryland countries and across the developing world more broadly remains pervasive. This is related to discriminatory socio-cultural norms that are found in customary and statutory institutions and practices that differ according to local contexts. In addition, women often lack representation and the authority to make decisions in land management and governance. Three new studies explore the issues of gender justice with respect to dryland land rights, governance and resilience.

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.

View More
UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

View all Annual Reports
Fast Facts
Gender Equality and UNDP

The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women is central to the mandate of the United Nations Development Programme. Gender equality, centered in human rights, is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and sustainable development.

Fast Facts: Gender in Crisis Countries

UNDP works to expand women’s citizenship, participation and leadership, and advance women as decision-makers.

Our work on Women's Empowerment
View More
Knowledge Exchange
thumbnail

Teamworks is UNDP's knowledge sharing exchange that allows development professionals to gain and share knowledge

Human Development Data

Human Development Index (HDI) figures are available as part of the Google Public Data Explorer tool.