UNDP Somalia Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy (2011 – 2015)
Somalia is changing - the political, economic, social and security contexts of the country are shifting every day for the better. Women’s participation and roles are also improving, as can be seen by recent appointments in the new government and the increased focus of attention on women’s rights and other related issues.
UNDP is working to respond to these changes in a structured and effective way. The UNDP Somalia Country Programme Document (CPD) for 2011 to 2015 provides a strong foundation through which to mainstream gender across all programmes, and also includes a specific outcome on gender.
A Country Office wide Gender Equality Strategy is aligned with the programming of the office, and describes the system through which gender equality and women’s empowerment will be implemented into its policies, operations and programming, which also contributes towards meeting the outcomes defined in the broader UN institutional framework for Gender Equality.