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Gender equality

Evidence from past epidemics shows that gender-based inequalities determine how women´s and men’s health, economic equality, security and safety are affected during and after the crisis. Understanding…  


When it comes to decision-making, women must move from the margins to the mainstream

25 years after the landmark Beijing women’s conference, politics remains overwhelmingly the domain of men. Today, women are not even a quarter of all elected politicians in the world.  


The hidden pandemic: Firearms and intimate partner violence killing women

COVID-19 has exposed women trapped in their homes with abusive partners to higher risk of violence, but the presence of firearms makes this even more dangerous.  


Navigating uncertainty in Armenia with innovation

COVID-19 arrived in Armenia in a period of complex political and economic developments. As we looked for solutions to the crisis, we knew that innovation would be key. And that we had already forged…  


“Be Safe” - A mobile app to protect victims of violence

To address a growing problem during COVID-19, we have designed an app that helps victims of domestic violence ask for quick help.  


Amidst Coronavirus pandemic, UNDP rings the alarm on domestic violence

Coronavirus pandemic is having a heavy toll on the safety and security of many women. UNDP Albania is working to improve support to survivors of domestic violence.  


More women are entering politics in Europe and Central Asia, but political parity remains distant

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, UNDP launches the online platform “Equal Future” to remind how much work remains to be done to achieve gender parity in…  


Afghan women to enrol in Central Asia universities, thanks to a new cross-border initiative

A new cross-border initiative will allow Afghan women to study and graduate from universities in the neighbouring Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.  


Women can spacewalk. But can they cross the gender line?

All nine just-announced 2019 Nobel science laureates are male—despite a significant and growing cohort of female contenders. Nor is women’s contribution to science a recent phenomenon. Yet women…  


8 women

8 women. 8 locations. 8 different jobs and life stories: a celebration of creativity, entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment at the workplace.  

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