Gender in UNDP Kosovo
Making gender equality a reality is a core commitment of UNDP. Equality between women and men is just, fair and right - it is a worthy goal in and of itself, one that lies at the heart of human development and human rights. Gender inequality is an obstacle to human development and a violation of women's human rights. Gender discrimination is intimately entwined with endemic poverty, inequitable growth, high HIV prevalence, and failures of governance. UNDP, along with most other UN agencies and development actors, has adopted gender mainstreaming as the strategy for promoting gender equality through its work.
In UNDP Kosovo, Gender is a cross-cutting component which ensures that the UNDP office mainstreams gender approaches in its programme delivery through analysis of UNDP publications and meetings to ensure mainstreaming with projects on a continual basis.
This report takes stock of achievements made in 2010/2011 and provides momentum for meeting future demands. Going forward, UNDP will continue to work through its global networks to link ideas and best practice with nations and communities which are seeking solutions to their development challenges.