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Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy (2016 – 2017)

  • Pocket Guide on Legal Provisions for Gender Equality and Sexual and Gender Based Violence
    Oct 2, 2017

    Download a guide to the laws of South Sudan that provide for the protection of women and girls against discrimination, forced marriage and gender based violence.

  • International Women's Day 2017
    Mar 7, 2017

    The overarching goal of UNDP's Integrated Crisis Response Programme is to support recovery and stabilization and lay down a strong foundation for national reconciliation and sustainable development. Participation and empowerment of women and girls is at the center of this work.

  • How the UNSCR1325 can help women in South Sudan?
    Nov 25, 2016

    Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) remains at crisis levels in South Sudan. Women become target during conflict. 25 November is the International Day to End Violence against Women, kicking off the #16days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is designed to address this and must be implemented. Under UNSCR 1325, the Security Council reinforces the fact that in all armed conflicts women should not just be looked at as helpless victims of war and violence, but they should be fully recognized as having active and critical roles as peacebuilders, politicians, community leaders and activists and should be actively involved in all peace resolution and reconstruction processes.

  • Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy (2016 – 2017)
    Nov 2, 2016

    UNDP and the United Nations in its entirety consistently prioritize gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in all endeavors. Since the adoption of CEDAW in 19791, the Beijing +20 platform for action in 19952, and the implementation of the third MDG (Milennium Developent Goal) “Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women,3“ UNDP has contributed to bridging the global gender gap, by empowering women and promoting gender equality.

  • UNDP Police in Prevention Sexual Harassment
    Apr 14, 2016

    UNDP is committed to the goal of fostering a gender-inclusive work environment, and maximizing its results by leveraging the full potential of both women and men. UNDP has a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment. Cultural relativism will not serve as an excuse to justify harassment or discrimination on the basis of gender.

  • UNDP Guidelines for Gender-Sensitive Language
    Apr 14, 2016

    UNDP is commited to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women in its programmes, and to fostering a gender inclusive work environment. This must be reflected through the use of gender-sensitive communication.

  • Gender Infographic: International Women's Day 2016
    Mar 7, 2016

    Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. We have much to celebrate today. Although progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places, this year, UNDP South Sudan achieved to advance Gender equality and women's empowerment in South Sudan. Check the numbers!

  • Focus on: Advancing Gender Equality and Promoting Women’s Empowerment
    May 25, 2015

    In response to the December 2013 crisis, UNDP designed a programme “Strengthening national capacities for Early Recovery, Peace Building and Reconciliation’’. Practical and strategic needs of women and girls have been taken into account in the programme design and implementation.

  • International Women's Day 2014
    Mar 7, 2014

    UNDP South Sudan works to mainstream gender equality into core governance functions, economic growth, service delivery, community security and access to justice and rule of law.

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