Closing the gap: an overview of UNDP results in gender equality in Europe and the CIS

Aug 20, 2015
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Closing the gap: an overview of UNDP results in gender equality in Europe and the CIS

Gender equality, women’s empowerment and the realization of women’s rights are critical to sustainable human development. UNDP recognizes the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment across the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. UNDP’s integrated approach tackles the connected issues of multidimensional poverty, inequality and exclusion of both women and men, while enhancing knowledge to reduce vulnerability and sustain development gains.

This report, Closing the Gap: An Overview of UNDP Results in Gender Equality in Europe and the CIS, presents some of the key results achieved by UNDP Country Offices over the last year in response to some of these challenges. It highlights successful initiatives that have had measurable impact in a range of areas: economic empowerment, access to resources and essential services, combating discriminatory social norms, promoting participation in decision-making, and building resilience. Here you can download the report.

UNDP Gender Report 2014 ECIS region