Jul 1, 2011Fast Facts: Gender and Democratic GovernanceUNDP 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.
Feb 27, 2014Fast Facts: Gender Equality and UNDPDespite 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. Furthermore, only 18 percent of the world's parliamentarians are women and one-third of all women are subjected to violence.
Aug 4, 2011Fast Facts: Gender and EnvironmentDependent 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.
Aug 22, 2011Fast Facts: Institutional changes for gender equality in UNDPAs 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.