Gender Equality

The promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, grounded in international human rights, are critical to the mandate of UNDP. UNDP sets goals affecting many areas of social, political and healthcare systems in Belarus. UNDP directly contributes to equal representation of women and men in decision making processes and equal access of men and women to energy efficient technologies and respective capacity building. It's also planned that the legal framework and training arrangements created by UNDP will ensure new business activities and new jobs in different sectors and industries, benefiting both men and women.

Our Goals

UNDP helps to introduce new professions for Belarus, provide access to new employment opportunities for men and women, in particular in the field of tax advisory services. UNDP's HIV-related work in Belarus is targeted at gender defined key affected populations such as female sex workers and men having sex with men. Given high gender dimension of irregular migration, trafficking in human beings, sexual and gender-based violence, UNDP was in particular supportive with helping progress through the gender lense.

Kasia Kazachonak, the legendary warden of the "Yelnia" bog

Photo: UNDP in Belarus

UNDP Gender Equality Seal

  • Gender Equality Bronze Seal in 2015 for Belarus office

    UNDP Belarus received Gender Equality Bronze Seal in 2015, as far as contributed to gender equality national goals, in particular the office actively worked with national partners to establish a system for collecting sex-disaggregated data to monitor and reduce HIV prevalence, clearly supported the gender mainstreaming of national judicial reform efforts, and increased women's access to formal employment, supporting integration of the gender perspective in local development and green economy in the Republic of Belarus. more 

Our gender stories

Chernobyl Stories
6 women - 6 stories of revival. Chernobyl 30 years on

Get an insight into Chernobyl and its consequences through the eyes and emotions of six people living in the affected territories of Belarus, and who are leading the revival of their native lands. more 

turns orange for 16 days of action to end violence against women
Orange the World - 16 days of action to end violence against women in Belarus

People often think that violence against women is a problem for the rest of the world, but not for Belarus. However, numbers speak for themselves. Accordingmore 

Women of Slauharad town revived local cheese-making traditions
Women of Slauharad town revived local cheese-making traditions

It is difficult to imagine our life without cheese. This product is an essential component of many national cuisines across the globe. Cheese is more than just a dairy product or a key ingredient for many dishes, it is more an integral part of local traditions and customs.more 

During more than 17 years Alena Malakhava, a farmer from the Slaŭharad district of the Mahiliou Region, has been running a poultry farm / Photo: UNDP Belarus
During more than 17 years Alena Malakhava, a farmer from the Slaŭharad district of the Mahiliou Region, has been running a poultry farm / Photo: UNDP Belarus
Microcrediting helps farmers from a post-Chernobyl village overcome stereotypes

Twenty-five years ago the Chernobyl disaster knocked at the doors of residents of the Slaŭharad district of the Mahiliou Region in Belarus. They were also affected by the financial crisis that ravaged all post-Soviet countries in the early 1990s. more 

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