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Focus Areas

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Summary

UNDP Sierra Leone work with a focus on mainstreaming gender equality in national planning, removing structural barriers to women’s economic empowerment, ensuring gender-equitable access to basic services, and supporting care work, in line with the Medium-term National Development Plan (MTNDP) and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.

Looking ahead, UNDP Sierra Leone will continue to move toward a more transformative approach to achieve the 2030 Agenda, including its gender goals, with a strong focus on strengthening the enablers of gender equality: a more inclusive economic system, a more equal social contract and changing gender norms. It is time to choose to work differently to make a gender-equal world possible.

In Depth

Our Gender Equality Strategy maximizes emerging opportunities that respond directly to gender challenges and would not caste a slue to the earnest contributions our gender lenses have made glaring, but delineates the UNDP commitment to:

  • Strengthen UNDP interventions tackling structural changes that accelerate gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Strengthen the integration of gender equality into UNDP's work on the environment, energy and crisis response and recovery.
  • Better align UNDP programming with the centrality of gender equality and women’s empowerment to the achievement of sustainable development; and
  • Build upon institutional mechanisms for gender mainstreaming such as the Gender Equality Seal and the Gender Marker, which provide measurable standards and incentives to drive development progress.


Gender Data

360

peace mothers

mitigating and mediating various kinds of community conflicts in 3 chiefdoms

600

women & youth

in borderlands provided with business start-up kits

1000

youth-owned businesses

revived from the shocks of Covid-19