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Woman construction
UNDP’s Gender Equality Seal assists public and private enterprises in ensuring that their workplaces are fair and equitable. The result? A happier, more productive and innovative workforce – with higher rates of women in non-traditional sectors and leadership roles.
From gender-based violence to social exclusion, there is still a long way to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and the empowering of women and girls.
Given the complex nature of gender inequality, factors that render women most liable to discrimination are not always easily identifiable. How can humanitarian and development actors get a clearer picture using intersectional analysis?
Nicaraguan girl smiling
Women in Nicaragua face high rates of gender-based violence, with 80% of all reported acts of sexual violence being committed against girls. Tackling the problems of gender, from violence to economic exclusion, must start with the acknowledgement of fundamental human rights.
Strengthening women's role in development work
In 2016, the European Commission launched its second Gender Action Plan (GAP), with the aim of making all EU development assistance gender-sensitive. To accomplish this, the GAP brought in Gender Focal Persons (GFPs) whose role is to oversee that all development programmes, projects and action documents deliver more effectively on the commitments towards gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment.