Women's participation in decision-making
UNDP supports partners to develop and implement advocacy, policy and legal reforms to accelerate equal participation of women in decision-making – from household to community, to national parliament halls, peace-making processes and global foras. This includes promoting women’s participation as voters and candidates in electoral processes and supporting women’s representation in governance institutions, including constitutional committees, parliaments, public administrations and the judiciary.
UNDP also supports women’s leadership and participation in local and global decision-making related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk reduction, conflict mitigation, mediation and peace building. This includes supporting women’s negotiating capacities; strengthening women’s networks; and supporting partners to implement United Nations Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security.
In the Arab States region, for example, UNDP worked with the League of Arab States to support a network of over 300 women leaders and 103 non-governmental organizations in 13 countries in articulating their demands, learning from one another and engaging in peace and development policymaking processes. Through this support, the women launched a 10-point agenda for action for their work in the region.