GOAL 5: Gender Equality

<p>Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, but it also crucial to accelerating sustainable development. It has been proven time and again, that empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect, and helps drive up economic growth and development across the board. Since 2000, UNDP, together with our UN partners and the rest of the global community, has made gender equality central to our work. We have seen remarkable progress since then. More girls are now in school compared to 15 years ago, and most regions have reached gender parity in primary education. Women now make up to 41 percent of paid workers outside of agriculture, compared to 35 percent in 1990. The SDGs aim to build on these achievements to ensure that there is an end to discrimination against women and girls everywhere. There are still huge inequalities in the labour market in some regions, with women systematically denied equal access to jobs. Sexual violence and exploitation, the unequal division of unpaid care and domestic work, and discrimination in public office, all remain huge barriers. Affording women equal rights to economic resources such as land and property are vital targets to realizing this goal. So is ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health. Today there are more women in public office than ever before, but encouraging women leaders will help strengthen policies and legislation for greater gender equality.</p>

Latest Projects

Regional

The Venice Forum on the Future of Cities/Cities of the Future

Regional

Green Finance Innovation Platform: Derisking Renewable Energy Investments in the Arab Region

Sudan

Big Data for Development – Scaling Out, Up and Deep for Development Impact in Sudan

Somalia

Scaling Future Ready

Lebanon

A human-centred approach to crisis response in Lebanon

Lebanon

Development of Impact Investment Platform LiveLebanon 2.0 with crowdinvesting and blockchain technology: CedarCoin

Sudan

Engaging citizens to measure public service delivery via community radio

Regional

Hacking the Project Cycle for Impact in Arab States & Africa

Multiple Countries

Colour of Innovation

Regional

Measuring SDG Tier III Indicators

Egypt

Africa Impact Investment Summit

Egypt

Behavioural Insights and designing low-cost evaluations to combat violence against women

Egypt

Funding for impact

Egypt

”Internet of Things” Competition to Promote Inclusive Living for Persons with Disabilities

Jordan

Voices of marginalized and at- risk communities to improve interventions targeting social cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism - Jordan

Somalia

Future Ready

Somalia

Social Innovation Camp

Somalia

Open Innovation Challenge

Kuwait

Behavioural Insights Unit

Bahrain

The King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award

Bahrain

Youth Empowerment in Education

Lebanon

Speak Your Mind to Prevent Conflict

Regional

Universities Against Corruption

Egypt

Social Innovation Hub to address the gender gap in Egypt through fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among young women