Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

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The evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contribution to gender equality is an independent thematic evaluation conducted by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the UNDP during the course of 2014. Following the evaluation of gender mainstreaming in UNDP, this evaluation focuses on the overall contribution of UNDP to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment. Gender equality remains an unfulfilled promise that affects all humanity. The 1970s and 1980s saw discussions in civil society, governments and United Nations agencies that focused on increasing attention, protection mechanisms, and resources dedicated to advance women's equity and social justice. UNDP has been at the forefront of responding to these developments since the 1970s.



Gender and gender mainstreaming in international development

Globally, gender inequality is one of the most pervasive forms of human rights violations. It affects more than half of the global population and touches the lives of every person. Inequalities are manifested in terms of unequal economic status; low political representation and power; unequal access to health care and other services; high levels of maternal mortality; high rates of violence and sexual harassment; unequal education; low social status; and subtle forms of discrimination—all of which are fuelled by gender stereotypes, roles and norms, as well as discriminatory institutions and legal frameworks.


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