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Call for nominations: Equator Prize 2019

The UNDP-led Equator Initiative announces its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2019.  


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.  


Invisible Women

UNDP-ICAN global study, Invisible Women: Gendered Dimensions of Return, Reintegration and Rehabilitation.  


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  


Investing in youth in Sierra Leone

The annual Social Good Summit inspires young entrepreneurs to solve local development challenges  


A story of survival

The rising digital movements and increasing connectivity expand our opportunities to break the cycle of abuse. UNDP utilizes mobile technology and innovative approaches to end violence against women  

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