Gender equality is one of the core objectives of UNDP in Uganda and is implemented throughout the organisation in a two-pronged approach; mainstreaming gender in all core practices and dedicated interventions that empower women and promote gender equality. UNDP in Uganda’s work on gender is guided by the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA), the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the frameworks provided by the Millennium Declaration, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and country specific gender priorities. The Country office UNDP Uganda is committed to gender mainstreaming and empowerment of women in Uganda and supports the government to create gender-sensitive policies, budgeting and economic plans. It also works towards social and economic empowerment of women at grassroots.
We work to promote gender sensitive budgeting and to mainstream gender issues into national plans and policies. We promote the women engagement in democratic governance and to reduce the incidence of HIV among vulnerable women.more