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, […]

The UNDP and UN Women hosted a collaborative event, “Boosting Women’s Political Participation”, to reflect on the critical role of women’s equal participation in democratic governance in achieving the SDG targets by 2030. The event was part of the Reflections series, which offers lessons based on evaluations collected over the past 10 years of UNDP work. […]

The Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, certified in May 2022 with the UNDP Bronze Gender Equality Seal, has been awarded the 1st Prize for Best Local Practice with a Gender Perspective in the “Parity Democracy” category witg the experience “Technical assistance and mentoring to the Commission of Adolescent Women Leaders of Metropolitan Lima (COMULÍA)”. The jury […]

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 […]

We successfully closed the second edition of the virtual course “Keys to Gender Equality. Real and innovative solutions for public institutions” in which more than 40 public institutions from six Latin American and Caribbean countries -Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and the Dominican Republic- participated. For 7 weeks we shared theoretical and practical content […]