Gender equality


UNDP recognizes that gender equality is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Gender equality is therefore central to UNDP’s interventions to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as other commitments agreed by UN Member States.

The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women are central to the mandate of UNDP and intrinsic to its development approach. To fulfil its commitment at the national level, UNDP Ethiopia developed Gender Equality Strategy (GES) for the period of 2018-2021.

Advancing gender equality through the power of music 

The United Nations in Ethiopia partnered with Helen Berhe, a rising Ethiopian recording artist to produce her latest music video that advocates gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goal 5 with engaging and powerful lyrics. 


Gender Development Index of Ethiopia

The 2018 Global Human Dvelopment report shows that Ethiopia is among countries with low Gender Development Index ranking 121 out of 160 countries.

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