Women's Empowerment

UNDP focuses on gender equality and women’s empowerment not only as human rights, but also because they are a pathway to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and sustainable development.

Our Goals

UNDP coordinates global and national efforts to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and environment and sustainable development. Through our global network, we work to ensure that women have a real voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision-making and influence the decisions that will determine the future of their families and countries. more

Promoting gender in development

UNDP recognizes gender as a cross cutting issue that should be mainstreamed in all programmatic areas of interventions.more

Our Stories

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Strengthening policies and programmes for single mothers
Empowering Single Mothers in Malaysia

Life can be challenging for single mothers anywhere in the world, more so for those who are living in poverty. In Malaysia, single mothers are inMore 

Many women start businesses not because an opportunity presents itself but because of the need to provide for their families.
Women Entrepreneurs Take Flight

"UNDP’s “Entrepreneurial Skills: Empowering Rural Women” project aims to alleviate poverty in Terengganu and Kelantan and support low-income women entrepreneurs in the cottage food industry. HereMore 

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