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Mongolia: Joint UN Programme on Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children

"Under the Joint Programme, nationwide training has been a good opportunity to enhance the knowledge and capacity of professionals and to solicit their commitment to decreasing violence against women." -- Ms. Urnaa, Officer at the Military of Justice and home Affairs

UNDP Mongolia, together with the Men's Association of Mongolia, supported the "Violence against Women: It's a Men's issue" campaign. more

Zambia: Advocacy on enhancing household capacity, especially female-headed households to respond to HIV and AIDS

"Joining the Support Groups challenged my thinking. It helped me feel that I am a human being and a member of society. It also made one realize what we are capable of doing despite being HIV positive."
-- HIV-positive woman and beneficiary in Zambia. (Anonymous)

The project concentrated on advocacy and enhancing household capacity, especially female-headed households to respond to HIV and AIDS. more

Kyrgyzstan: Support to Rural Women-Informal Workers

"The project became a vivid example for other donor organizations confronting the current unemployment crisis in Kok-Jangak due to the closing of the coal mining factory, bringing women's unemployment to the fore as one of the burning issues in our village."
-- Mr. Aitakhunov, Head of Village Municipality, discusses the GTTF project supporting sewing shops in Kyrgyzstan.

In an effort to reduce the gender gaps in access to productive assets and financial services, the project led to promoting entrepreneurship knowledge and skills of 2,580 rural women informal workers. more

Myanmar: Promoting Gender Equality in Rural Communities through the Human Development Initiative in Myanmar

"...nearly all stakeholders agree that the Myanmar crisis response was better at addressing gender issues than previous UNDP responses to major crises, such as Sri Lanka tsunami."
-- From the 2008 After-Action Review 'The UNDP Response to Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar'

The GTTF in Myanmar ensured that women were involved in the Cyclone Nargis recovery process and assisted in designing programmes to reduce the burden of care on women and girls in the aftermath. more