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Inclusive electoral processes

Inclusive elections, where all those eligible have the opportunity to vote to choose their elected representatives, are central to democracy.  


Skilling Women in Sinjar for a Better Future

Walk into the makeshift training center in Sinjar city and a sweet citric smell welcomes you. Samira is busy making orange preserve while her batch mates attend to trays of freshly baked carrot cakes…  


China and UNDP partner in Lebanon to provide business opportunities and access to markets for women and youth

Beirut, 12 August 2021: The Government of China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are partnering in Lebanon to support COVID-19 socio-economic recovery, particularly targeting women…  


UNDP and the Republic of Korea Support Women’s Access to Justice and Health Security

12 July 2021 – Aden, Yemen: The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are working together toward stronger gender justice and health security for 10,000 women and…  


Solar power for women empowerment

“It is the moment when all goes dark and silent where I ask myself: what can I do to fix this?” conveyed Rita-Maria Fahed, 24 years-old from Kfaryachit.  


Styling Your Way to Stability

How a Yemeni cosmetologist built her business despite all challenges  


Vocational & business skills training and support project helps improve income prospects for youth

Sana’a, Yemen – The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Vocational and Business Skills Training and Support Project concluded training of 64 community business advisors, half of whom were…  


The Five Pillars of Success: Salwa’s Story

In a small house filled with preschool-aged children playing joyfully, we met Salwa. A 32-year-old self-made community leader from Lahj in southern Yemen.  


Captain Fatima and the future of policing

Captain Fatima Abdulkadir talks about her journey through the ranks and her vision for policing in Somalia  


A new step towards gender equality in Iraq; New MoU signed

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has today been signed between the General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers’ (GSCOM) Women Empowerment Directorate and the United Nations Development…  

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