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Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, but it also crucial to accelerating sustainable development. It has been proven time and again, that empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect, and helps drive up economic growth and development across the board.

Since 2000, UNDP, together with our UN partners and the rest of the global community, has made gender equality central to our work. We have seen remarkable progress since then. More girls are now in school compared to 15 years ago, and most regions have reached gender parity in primary education. Women now make up to 41 percent of paid workers outside of agriculture, compared to 35 percent in 1990.

The SDGs aim to build on these achievements to ensure that there is an end to discrimination against women and girls everywhere. There are still huge inequalities in the labour market in some regions, with women systematically denied equal access to jobs. Sexual violence and exploitation, the unequal division of unpaid care and domestic work, and discrimination in public office, all remain huge barriers.

Affording women equal rights to economic resources such as land and property are vital targets to realizing this goal. So is ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health. Today there are more women in public office than ever before, but encouraging women leaders will help strengthen policies and legislation for greater gender equality.   

Goals in action

UNDP in Myanmar

UNDP Myanmar - 2017 Annual Report and 2013-2017 Result Report

The UNDP Myanmar Annual Report 2017 and 2013-2017 Results Report provide details of the impact and results of UNDP’s work in these three outcome areas, as well as on funding and partners.

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UNDP in Myanmar

Report | iWomen Inspiring Women App was launched in March 2016. This mobile application connects women from the May Doe Kabar (MDK), Myanmar Rural Women’s Network.

iWomen Inspiring Women App was launched in March 2016. This mobile application connects women from the May Doe Kabar (MDK), Myanmar Rural Women’s Network.

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UNDP in Myanmar

Blog | Experimenting with Inspiration to Achieve the 2030 Agenda: The iWomen Inspiring Women Project

The more individuals are inspired, the more likely individuals are, to set and successfully achieve goals. In a relatively new body of empiric scientific evidence, inspiration was found to correlate positively with intrinsic motivation, work mastery and creativity. Read More >>

UNDP in Myanmar

Myanmar Living Conditions Survey 2017: Key Indicators Report

The 2017 Myanmar Living Conditions Survey (MLCS) is a large scale multi-topic living conditions survey implemented by the Central Statistical Organization of the Ministry of Planning and Finance, and supported by the World Bank (WB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Read More >>

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