Women's Empowerment

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  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • South-South and Triangular Cooperation: UNDP's Programme MappingOct 5, 2015South-South and Triangular Cooperation: UNDP's Programme MappingThe Programme Mapping is a forward looking exercise, which aims at delivering an overview and a data base of all on-going and planned South-South and triangular cooperation (SSC and TrC) projects and initiatives UNDP supports through its global, regional and country programmes.

  • The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015Jul 6, 2015The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year.

  • Conference Papers : Social Inclusion of Women - From Beijing to Post-2015 - 6 to 8 May 2015, Buenos AiresMay 6, 2015Conference Papers : Social Inclusion of Women - From Beijing to Post-2015 - 6 to 8 May 2015, Buenos AiresConference documents: UNDP, together with UN Women and the Government of Argentina, convened a Global Conference entitled Women and Social Inclusion: From Beijing to Post-2015 as part of a year-long series of events commemorating the twentieth Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action(BPfA).

  • On the Road to Sustainable Development: Promoting Gender Equality and Addressing Climate ChangeApr 20, 2015On the Road to Sustainable Development: Promoting Gender Equality and Addressing Climate ChangeDuring the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women it was recognized that women remained largely absent at all levels of policy formulation and decision-making in natural resource and environmental management, conservation, protection and rehabilitation. Overcoming these shortcomings requires involving women actively in environmental decision-making at all levels; integrating gender concerns and perspectives into policies and programmes for sustainable development; and strengthening or establishing mechanisms to assess the impact of development and environmental policies on women.

  • UN Team of Experts: Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict Annual Report 2013Jul 9, 2014UN Team of Experts: Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict Annual Report 2013In the last 15 years, the international community has acknowledged the destructive impact of wartime rape and other forms of sexual violence on security, stability, peace and reconciliation, leading to unprecedented momentum in commitments at the highest levels of government. Recognizing that the deterioration of the rule of law within a state leads to conditions that allow for and exacerbate sexual violence, the Security Council created the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSGSVC) and the Team of Experts on the Rule of Law/Sexual Violence in Conflict (TOE) with the adoption of resolution 1888 (2009). While the Office of the SRSG-SVC garners high-level political support and advocates against sexual violence in conflict at the global level, the TOE provides technical expertise to governments and national institutions to help strengthen their ability to end impunity and deliver justice to survivors.

  • The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014Jul 7, 2014The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014With the deadline for the MDGs on the horizon, progress can be reported in most areas, the report says. Several important targets have or will be met by 2015, assuming continued commitment by national governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector.

  • Improving Women's Access to JusticeJul 2, 2014Improving Women's Access to Justice

  • Legal Empowerment Strategies at WorkJun 12, 2014Legal Empowerment Strategies at Work

  • Engendering Access to Justice - Grassroots Women’s Approaches to Securing Land rightsJun 12, 2014Engendering Access to Justice - Grassroots Women’s Approaches to Securing Land rights

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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.

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