In the presence of the UNDP RR, Mrs. Rokya Ye Dieng, and delegates from the Ministries and the media, the Minister of Gender, Mrs. Gisele Ndaya, proceeded to the launching of the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions in DRC. This launch is the beginning of the government’s ownership of this mechanism, which will allow […]

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly with the Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Role of Women in Society, Gender Equality and Family, the Committee on Women and Gender Equality of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis and the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan launched the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions program to […]

Makerere University enrolls in the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions, as the first public institution in the continent and the first university part of the global Seal program. When Makerere University in Uganda allowed women to have a 1.5-point advantage over men in admissions 30 years ago, it made a historic step among universities in East Africa. Today, […]

During July 21st and 22nd, UNDP and the Gender Department of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), one of the four Regional Economic Commissions for Africa (RECs), held a 2 days’ workshop on the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions (GES PI) in Djibouti, with the support of the Canadian International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDA).  Public Institutions play […]

August 27, Panama City, Panama.  Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the regions that has been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The region is currently immersed in a triple crisis: the COVID-19 pandemic, inequality, and a climate change and the loss of biodiversity crisis. In order to reflect on the progress and […]

Addis Ababa, 30 July 2021 – Despite the remarkable progress made to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment on the continent, many regional institutions and member states still lag behind. Evidence continues to suggest that more must be done to create opportunities for women’s participation in public institutions at regional and national levels. UNDP, in partnership […]