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Gender Equality in Digitalization

This paper analyses current barriers to gender equality in digitalization and identifies entry points for UNDP and national partners in governments to develop gender-responsive digital initiatives and…  


For lasting impact, we need both domestic violence laws and changing mindsets

In Nepal, the idea that women are inferior to men is deeply embedded in many societies. This influences how domestic violence is handled, and we need both laws and changing mindsets to tackle the…  


Cyberviolence disempowers women and girls and threatens their fundamental rights

As the first major pandemic of the social media age, COVID-19 has also intensified the prevalence of online and technology-facilitated violence.  


The most read blogs of 2020 are about…(surprise!) Covid-19

From gender equality to human rights, climate change to the economy — one topic covered our top blogs this year: Covid-19  


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.  


“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.  


Nowhere to turn: Can Roma women break free from violence?

The heartbreaking testimonial of a Roma woman reveals how Roma women in the Western Balkans often have to make hard choices between living with an abusive spouse or perpetuating poverty.  


Kyrgyzstan's kidnapped brides use fashion and flags to end marriage taboo

Bride kidnapping was outlawed in 2013 in Kyrgyzstan, but was still evident. Now, a new generation of women are eschewing acceptance of this abuse, with their campaign escalating in 2018.  


Nowhere to turn - Gender-based violence against Roma women

The report analyses intersectional inequalities based on gender, class, education and race/ethnicity experienced by Roma women in three Western Balkans countries  

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