Women's Empowerment

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.

Our Goals

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


Our Stories

Projects and Initiatives

Economic Empowerment of Kuwaiti Women

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

Establishment of the Women Research and Studies Center (WRSC) in Kuwait

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

Promoting Legal Empowerment of Women in the State of Kuwait (WRACATI)

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), the project aims to facilitate and provide access to relevant laws and regulations for women and to raise awareness of women’s legal rights among women and key partners as well as the general public. Project activities include the development of relevant legal information in digital format and its dissemination through CDs, website, video and audio radio messages, booklets and telephone hotlines as well as through other means. more

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