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Gender equality

Work and livelihoods

UNDP supports partners to develop jobs and livelihoods opportunities for women, reform discriminatory labour policies and attitudes and establish gender-inclusive workplaces where women and men have equal opportunities to contribute, benefit and advance their careers.

Many more women than men are in poorly paid and protected jobs, with inadequate or unequal income and difficult conditions of work that undermine workers’ fundamental rights. And despite women’s increasing levels of education, discriminatory attitudes often prevent women from entering the workforce or being promoted to senior levels.

To provide women with new or more opportunities, UNDP also works with public and private actors to increase women’s access to financial services, credit, assets and training to help create an enabling environment for women to start and grow their own businesses.  

 

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