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Gender Equality

Responding to crisis

Gender equality is critical to stabilization, early recovery, and ultimately, sustainable development. As such, it is an important component integrated into every project at UNDP Yemen. Gender equality is central to the work of UNDP at large, and to the entire UN system, and is reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as in the UNDP New Corporate Gender Strategy.

Effective stabilization and development requires inclusion of the entire population – not just half. Through its range of projects and gender equality initiatives, UNDP Yemen seeks to enable all citizens – including women, men, girls and boys – to realize their full potential, and bring about sustainable peace for all.

UNDP Yemen has been awarded the UNDP Silver Gender Equality Seal for 2018-2020. This award recognises the transformative efforts made by our staff to economically and socially empower Yemeni women through employment, skills and training, access to basic services, and meaningful participation in critical dialogue at the local, regional, and national level.  

Programmes and initiatives

Cash Assistance for Safe Relocation of Households Affected by the Conflict in Hodeida
Enhance Rural Resilience in Yemen
Social Protection for Community Resilience
Yemen Livelihood and Human Security

83 percent

of IDPs and returnees are women and children.

Around 6 million women and girls of child bearing age are in need of support. Through its range of projects and gender equality initiatives, UNDP Yemen seeks to enable all citizens – including women, men, girls and boys – to realize their full potential, and bring about sustainable peace for all.

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