Gender Equality, Equity and the Empowerment of Women
Gender Equality, Equity and the Empowerment of Women:
UNFPA advocates for the education of the girl child and elimination of gender based violence including harmful practices.
UNFPA gender component address issues relating to Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting.
UNFPA supports the Gender component to achieve:
• Increased access to accurate and appropriate information and services on sexual and Gender Based Violence (GBV) including emergency and post emergency situations
• Enhanced institutional mechanisms to reduce and respond to GBV and discrimination particularly among marginalized populations and during humanitarian crisis
• Improved advocacy for women & adolescent girls' reproductive rights, male participation in RH & elimination of harmful practices, particularly FGM/C.