An UNDEF-hosted side event during the March 2019 session of the UN Commission on Status of Women showcased UNDEF projects on the theme of Empowerment, Engagement and Leadership Through Civil Society.
UNDEF funds, helps design, manages, mentors, and generates projects that contribute to strengthening democracy
NEWS FROM THE FIELD
An UNDEF project works for women’s leadership and political participation in the Somalia regions of Galmudug and Puntland by building awareness, advocacy, and capacity at the grassroots level.
An UNDEF-supported project in Mali works to fight corruption in the defence sector by building civil society’s ability to advocate for accountability and transparency.
A new UNDEF project in Kazakhstan works to rehabilitate young ex-offenders through training, skills development and psychological support.
The UNDEF-supported project Young People for Dialogue and Democracy in Honduras works to strengthen rights and participation of Honduran youth by strengthening legislative leadership skills of young parliamentarians.
An UNDEF regional project has just completed a series of activities aimed at contributing to efforts to repeal criminal defamation laws and other restrictions to freedom of expression - barriers to strong and stable democracies.