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Online Consultation: Engaging Women in Post Conflict Economic and Political Decision-Making; Lessons for Responding to COVID-19

UNDP work with ICAN, WILPF and UN Women to launch an online discussion to share what is actually happening on the ground in areas of conflict and post-conflict where women are engaged in different…  


Women in Development at the Frontlines of COVID19 Response

Women are at the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Globally, they make up 70% of the workers in the health and social sector, and perform three times the amount of unpaid in-home care as men.  


Iraqi women at the forefront: Local Women’s Peace Group supports communities during COVID-19 pandemic

50-year-old Rafla is one of 35 members of a local women’s group taking the lead in raising awareness about the coronavirus in Iraq’s Salah al-Din governorate.  


Dignity and Diversity

The Arab States region faces a range of pressing development challenges, not least the wave of conflict and crisis which is facing several countries, as well as growing threats emerging from climate…  


A Day in the Life — Women of the Arab World

From learning new skills, to starting their own businesses, to fighting for equal rights and coping with crisis, women across the Arab world are building brighter futures every day — sometimes against…  


Recycling waste and creating opportunities for women

Zainab’s day begins before dawn. She wakes her family, makes breakfast, sends her children to school, and cares for her handicapped husband. Life used to be a continual struggle just to survive. Her…  


International Women’s Day 2020

25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out a clear path on how to achieve gender equality, the world has witnessed remarkable progress.  


UNDP Administrator: 2020 is Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Support Sudan

International support to Sudan enters critical phase as clock ticks on the country’s transition to civilian, democratic rule by the end of 2022  


Tackling youth unemployment in Darfur

"Unemployment drove me to pursue this", says Iglal Suliman, explaining why, seven years after graduating with an economics qualification, she pitched her green-fingered gardening hobby as an…  


The high-level ministerial Conference on Promoting Women’s Roles in Post-Conflict Societies in the Arab region

The League of Arab States (LAS) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the European Union (EU) are organizing a ministerial conference on promoting women’s roles in…  

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