Women's Empowerment

Women's empowerment is also an important pathway to achieving the Millennium Development Goals in addition to being a basic human right. In Eritrea, UNDP works closely with the government to ensure that women play an important role in sustainable national development.

Our Goals

UNDP assistance includes training, provision of social services and enhancement of women’s participation in economic activities including entrepreneurship. Through the National Union of Eritrean Women, UNDP trains women leaders and promotes women participation in socioeconomic activities. Gender empowerment strategies have also been implemented across various sectors within the government.more

Empowering Eritrean Women

UNDP focuses on gender equality and women’s empowerment as a key means to attaining sustainable human development.more

Our Stories

Maternal Health
A nurse at a dispensary in western Kenya listens to a foetus' heartbeat. (Photo: Allan Gichigi)
Reducing maternal death in Eritrea

In the market town of Senafe, in southern Eritrea, Fethawi Berhane has just undergone three days of painful labor and complications during childbirth that resulted inMore 

Health Equipment
A NURSE RECEIVES TRAINING ON EQUIPMENT DONATED BY UNDP ERITREA (PHOTO: UNDP ERITREA/YOHANES TESFAY)
UNDP provides $600,000 in ICU equipment and training to Ministry of Health

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Eritrea delivered $600,000 of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipment and training materials to the Ministry of Health.More 

Projects and Initiatives

  • Joint Programme on Gender Equity

    The Government of the State of Eritrea ratified the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1995. Since its establishment in 1979 the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) played a major role in empowering the Eritrean women and fostering their participation in the national liberation movement and social justice.more 

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