Fast Facts

  • Fast Facts: Gender and Democratic GovernanceFast Facts: Gender and Democratic GovernanceJul 1, 2011
    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-making there are benefits for women, men, children, communities and nations.

  • Fast Facts: Gender and EnvironmentAug 4, 2011
    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 severely affected by increasingly longer droughts, more severe storms and flooding, species depletion, soil degradation, deforestation, and other negative alterations to the natural environment.

  • Fast Facts: Institutional changes for gender equality in UNDPAug 22, 2011
    As the UN development agency, empowering women is a prerequisite for success, affecting all aspects of our work. What does this mean for UNDP? It means changing the way we do business both in terms of programming as well as our internal processes and structures. Just as we have to reshape the way the world thinks about women, we are challenging our own organizational culture by tackling attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.

  • Fast Facts: Gender in Crisis CountriesFast Facts: Gender in Crisis CountriesMar 8, 2013
    Women are often disproportionately affected by conflict, violence and disasters, and their security is often at risk when rule of law breaks down. Their greater vulnerability to poverty threatens their livelihoods, and their voices and interests are often excluded from decision-making in the recovery process.