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Fast Facts: Gender Equality and UNDP

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are human rights that are key components of development and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Yet, despite progress in recent years, women and girls account for six out of 10 of the worlds poorest and two-thirds of the world's illiterate people.more

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Fast Facts: Gender and Democratic Governance

UNDP strives to ensure that women have a real voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision making. When women participate in decision-makingmore

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Fast Facts: Gender and Environment

Dependent as they are on the environment to feed their families and eke out a living, the world’s poorest people suffer the most from changes in climate and the degradation of natural resources.  The world’s poorest inhabitants – six out of ten of whom are female – are therefore most severelymore

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Fast Facts: Gender in Crisis Countries

Conflict, violence, crime and disasters disrupt or destroy a country’s basic systems and institutions. While both men and women may suffer, the relatively disadvantaged situation of women and girls, their distinctive social obligations and responsibilities, and especially their exposure to gendermore