Gender & Women's Empowerment

Although Uganda has made considerable strides in gender equality, especially manifest in the proportion of women national legislators at 34.9 percent - higher than the world average of 19.47 percent - there is still a challenge to empower women at domestic levels. Maternal mortality rates are still high, with 16 women who die while giving birth every day. UNDP supports the government to create gender-sensitive policies, budgeting and economic plans. It also works towards social and economic empowerment of women at grassroots.

Our Goals

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

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Budgeting equally for the needs of men and women

UNDP is collaborating with the Parliament of Uganda to undertake gender responsive budgeting for natural resources to reduce the socioeconomic inequalities between men and women (Photo: UNDP Uganda)

Projects and Initiatives

This project is focusing on promoting awareness about civic and political rights under the multiparty dispensations, especially among the youth and women. more

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