Gender Equality

The Gender Equality Seal incentivizes UNDP Country Offices to integrate gender equality into all aspects of their development work.

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Using gender-inclusive language means speaking and writing in a way that does not discriminate against a particular sex, social gender or gender identity, and that does not perpetuate gender stereotypes. Given the key role of language in shaping cultural and social attitudes, using gender-inclusive language is a powerful way to promote gender equality and eradicate gender bias. The UN is committed to gender equality and has produced guidelines and training materials for its staff. You are welcome to have a look and share your feedback

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COVID-19 is highlighting how a lack of gender-sensitive statistics threatens women’s health. But a shortage of good, reliable data on women is also holding back progress towards inclusive and sustainable industrial development, and hampering preparations for the changing employment landscape of the post-COVID economy. UNIDO gathers national data from industrial censuses and surveys on women employed in different manufacturing sectors.

UNFPA Turkey highlights the invisible care work ever present during the COVID-19 pandemic. This period is an important opportunity for us to challenge gender stereotypes.