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Governance and Gender

Governance and Gender
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From the national to the most local levels, UNDP advocates and promotes women's political empowerment at the global, regional, national, and local levels, working to:

  • Increase the number of women in public office
  • Enhance women’s leadership by helping to reform electoral processes, change political parties, and strengthen parliaments, judiciaries and the civil service
  • Strengthen women’s organizations ability to advocate and implement projects that promote women’s rights
  • Promote judicial reform to ensure equal legal protection to poor women and men
  • Ensure that essential public services like health and education benefit poor women, men, girls and boys equitably
  • Promote the ratification, implementation, and reporting on women’s international and regional women’s instruments such as the CEDAW
  • Reduce gender-based violence

Oslo Governance Centre

The Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) works to position UNDP as a champion of democratic governance, both as an end in itself, and as a means to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. 

Our Work - Democratic Governance