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.
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
Projects and Initiatives
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