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'Invisible' women; when home is not a sanctuary

The challenges women and girls face in returning to their communities after being associated with extremist groups.  

Changing Laws or Changing Mindsets

Across the Arab region, women can be doctors, saving hundreds of lives, managers of companies worth billions of dollars, inventers of life changing products, renowned lawyers, activist, teachers, or…  

Statement of Mourad Wahba: Regional Dialogue on Gender-Justice and the Law

I would like to begin by thanking ESCWA for welcoming us here in Beirut for this important dialogue on gender-justice and the law, and, since this is the first time I am seeing him in his new…  

Gender Justice and the law study

UNDP, in partnership with UN Women, UNFPA, and ESCWA, has conducted this study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region to provide a comprehensive assessment of laws and policies…  

Launch of the report: Gender Justice & the Law – Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States region

The discussions organized during the launch event (day 1) and subsequent technical workshop (day 2) will provide an opportunity to highlight the key challenges in the region to eliminate gender…  

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN WOMEN and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and…  

Sexual Violence in Conflict: Identifying Gaps in Theory and Practice of National Jurisdictions in the Arab Region. Expert Group Meeting Report

Rape, sexual slavery, trafficking, forced and early marriages are a few examples of sexual crimes perpetrated against women and girls, that increase during conflict situations.  

Statement of Sarah Poole: Behavioral Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment

We are so grateful to have you here with us today to dive deep into the topic of Behavioural Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment.  

Sarah Poole, UNDP Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States: Breaking stereotypes and social barriers

Excellencies, colleagues and partners, I would like to begin by thanking the Union for the Mediterranean and the Government of Portugal for inviting me on behalf of the United Nations Development…  

11 October: Behavioral Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment

On the margins of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Conference: “women build inclusive societies,” the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Regional Hub for the Arab States in partnership…  

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