Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

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The MDG Achievement Fund supported 13 joint programmes in this area with an allocation of almost US$90 million. These efforts contributed to achieving MDG 3, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, adopting a more comprehensive approach that addressed issues of access to opportunities and the guarantee of rights. Some of these initiatives included improving legal systems to respect women’s rights, particularly those of marginalized indigenous and ethnic minority groups, strengthening participation in economic life and in decision making processes and reducing the incidence of violence that women suffer. Read more about the MDG-F's work on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment on the MDG-F website.

Explore the MDG-F Joint Programmes on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment


Joint Programmes

Joint Programmes - Joint UN programmes that brought together an average of six UN Agencies per country in a collective effort to strengthen the UN system's ability to achieve MDG 3, "Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women".


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Lessons Learnt - Lessons on actions and innovations that improved gender equality and made a difference to the beneficiaries of the JPs.


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