Gender

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Header of the Index Page, female person holding an SDG Football

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Ghada Waly (UNODC Executive Director) statement for International Women's Day 2021

Vienna, 8 March 2020 - The UNODC Executive Director, Ms.Ghada Waly, provides a statement for the occassion of International Women's Day 2021. She highlights how increasing women's representation and leadership in law enforcement and the judiciary have been linked to more investigations into crimes against women, better policing outcomes, and succesful victim-centred approaches.
Read the full statement here

Latest News

Two women standing infront of blue background

Two women standing infront of blue background

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Islamabad, Pakistan, 26 April 2021 UNODC Pakistan has readily taken initiative through its Rule of Law programme and trained the first-ever cadre of female police officers in Balochistan as first responders for Gender-Based Violence. (Read more)
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Vienna,  June 2021 - The UNODC Gender Team with the support of the Government of Ireland hosted the first ever UNODC Gender Equality Forum, a three virtual conference held from the 22nd to the 24th of June. (Read more)
Photo of women in traditional dress standing in a market square.

Photo of women in traditional dress standing in a market square.

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Ethiopia, April 2021 - The UNODC Programme Office in Ethiopia is pleased to share its first Gender Newsletter that focuses on the work delivered to advocate for the empowerment of women in the criminal justice sector in Ethiopia. (Read more)

About the Gender Team

Find out more about the work of the UNODC Gender Team, about the pillars of our work and the goals of Gender Mainstreaming.

The Gender Strategy

Learn about the UNODC's commitments to Gender Equality; the Strategy for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.

News from the Gender Network

Find out about the latest activities of the UNODC Gender Network, recent events and other updates. 

Gender & the Thematic Areas

On this page you will find gender mainstreaming tools and resources, targeted to the thematic areas of the UNODC.

Newsletter: Gender Bulletin

In this section you can find all issues of the Gender Bulletin to keep up to date with current UNODC gender news and events around the world.

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