UNDP is committed to promoting gender equality using two complementary approaches: mainstreaming gender and promoting women’s empowerment. UNDP adopted the goal of ensuring that all its activities contribute to narrowing the human development gaps between men and women, both within and beyond UNDP own offices. In UNDP Global Cooperation Framework, “gender” is a cross-cutting theme that needs to be integrated into all areas of UNDP’s work.
UNDP commitment to gender mainstreaming is in observance with international conventions and treaties in the global movement for gender equality: Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Gender equality is a development goal in its own right (MDG 3) and is critical as a means to achieve the other (MDGs).more
Projects and Initiatives
The programme aims at contributing to the economic and social development of Kuwait, with a particular focus on empowerment of Kuwaiti women, by addressing the problem of unemployment among women. Unleashing their entrepreneurial potential, the programme will support the establishment and growth of enterprises, owned/managed by women, thereby providing employment opportunities for self and others. more
The project builds on UNDP’s mandate and strategic vision and aims to promote gender equality and empower women, youth, and civil society through participation in national development. It corresponds to the commitment of UNDP Kuwait to address the empowerment of women as stated in its Country Programme Action Plan 2009-2014.more
The project aims to promote the advancement of women through legal empowerment. Building on the experience and insights gained during the implementation of the WRACTI initiative (Women’s and Children’s Rights through Access to Information)more