Gender & Women's Empowerment

UNDP and Gender in Zambia

The UNDP global Gender Equality Strategy (2008-2013) is grounded in the premise that the development of equality between men and women, or gender equality is absolutely indivisible from UNDP human development goal of real improvements in people’s lives and the choices and opportunities open to them. Guided by the Gender Equality Strategy, UNDP in Zambia contributes to the attainment of the country’s vision of integrating gender equity and equality in the socio-economic development process by 2030.

Our Goals

The UN Joint Programme on GBV (2012-2016) in Zambia is supported by the United Nations System. The goal of the Joint programme is to contribute to the reduction of GBV in Zambia. The overall objective of the programme is to establish an integrated and multi-sectoral mechanism for the implementation of the Anti GBV Act, which was enacted in 2011. This will be attained through the following interrelated specific objectives:more

Supporting Key Actors for Gender Equity

We are advocating for gender equity and equality as well as empowerment of women and girls. We support the Ministry of Gender and Child Development, as the key government institution for creating an enabling environment for promotion of gender equality and women’s rights and Civil Society Organizations, which advocate for gender equality and rights of women.more

Our Stories

The Government of Zambia and the UN sing MoU to step up the fight against GBV.
Strengthening the role of adjudicators in handling GBV cases

In 2012 alone close to twelve thousand cases of GBV were reported to the Zambia but, sadly, only approximately 1500 of these made it to the Courts of law and 1236 remained pending cases while 233 were withdrawn from Court hearingsmore 

UNDP Partners with the community in Mwanjawantu - Life comes back to Ms. Anna Sakala

In the south of Petauke district lies a village called Kaumbwe in Mwanjawantu; 40kms off great east road in Chief Mwanjawantu’s area.  Mwanjawantu residents are dependentmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • The Joint UN Programme aims to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), with particular focus on the recommendations on violence against women that are contained in the July 2011 CEDAW concluding observations and the recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its causes and consequences, and to support institutional transformation to facilitate the implementation of the Anti- Gender Based Violence Act 2011 of Zambiamore 

  • The Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Women and Children’s rights in Zambia has a long-term goal of reducing Gender imbalances in political, social and economic spheres in the Country. This expected to be achieved through gender responsive policies, legal and institutional frameworks in the MGCD, Priority Line Ministries and key non-state actor organisationmore 

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