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UNDP Transformation Series

The UNDP Transformation Series gathers progressive ideas and voices on achieving the 2030 Agenda through UNDP's Strategic Plan.


What does equality have to do with the SDGs?

We must address the issues surrounding women's inequality if we are to achieve a sustainable future.  


The connection between gender equality and climate change

How getting more women into work--and especially positions of leadership--can help companies prosper and move to a sustainable future.  


How parliaments can work with women to create peace

The understanding of the role of gender in conflict prevention and peacebuilding has grown greatly in the past 20 years.  


Why does the UN focus on climate-related security risks?

Climate-related disasters and extensive conflicts are on the rise and they affect human security and sustainable development.  


Changing minds about domestic violence

With support from the UNDP Innovation Facility, Georgia is testing news ways of tackling violence against women.  


'Invisible' women; when home is not a sanctuary

The challenges women and girls face in returning to their communities after being associated with extremist groups.  


Changing laws and changing mindsets

Across the Arab region women are not equal before the law. They don't have the same rights and freedoms.  


Women’s rights are human rights

How the Sustainable Development Goals are building on the progress made by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  


In defense of nature: women at the forefront

Women are particularly vulnerable to environmental-related violence; those who peacefully defend their rights should not be persecuted for doing so.  


The silent health toll of gender-based violence

More than a third of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime; the mental health impacts are as devastating  


Violence against women, a cause and consequence of inequality

It is a global phenomenon, yet, not much is known about its extent. Data is key for a greater effort that tackles the patterns of violence  


Violent extremism reopens the conversation about women and peace

“No peace without women,” is a statement we are all eager to agree with. But what are the nuances of women’s participation in peace, conflict and extremism today, and how can understanding women’s…  


Not a pipe dream: Gender equality and the end of AIDS

Agnes Lungu, 56, and her husband married off their 15-year old daughter. Up until this day she regrets this decision.  


The world is better off with more women business leaders

Equal representation generates increased benefits for both men and women, socially and economically.  


Making the business case for gender equality

Around the world, gender bias is attracting renewed attention. Through protest marches and viral social-media campaigns, women everywhere are demanding an end to sexual harassment, abuse, femicide,…  

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