“Gender Equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.” The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women is central to the mandate of UNDP and intrinsic to its development approach. This effort includes advocating for women’s/girls’ and men’s/boy’s equal rights, combatting discriminatory practices and challenging the roles and stereotypes that affect inequalities and exclusion. More

Our Goals

In Jamaica, UNDP is committed to supporting capacity development of its national partners to adopt approaches that advance women’s rights and take account of the full range of their contributions to development including capacities in drafting critical policies and legislation such as the Sexual Offences Act, the National Strategic Plan against Gender-Based Violence, the draft International Migration and Development Policy and the draft Overarching Policy for Protected Areas. more

Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, promoting SDG 5 at Human Trafficking eventmore

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Challenging Gender Stereotypes

An Open Conversation with Mrs. Jacqueline Smikle, Bus Driver employed to the Jamaica Urban Transit Company and Mr. Kevin Allen, Registered Nurse-Psychiatry. June 16, 2016. All UNDP staff including staff from UN Women attended the session.more 

Dialogue on Men, Masculinities & Gender Based Violence

This session, organized by the Gender Focal Team (GFT) to contribute to the discussions around the National Strategic Plan against GBV and to move beyond the sharing among CO personnel to include a wider external stakeholder group including representatives of other UN Agencies namely UNFPA and UNAIDS and civil society organisations.. more 

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