Gender

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

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

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Two women standing infront of blue background

Two women standing infront of blue background

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The Container Control Program (CCP) Women’s Network, established in 2015, aims to actively promote women’s roles and foster an inclusive dialogue around female participation, leadership, empowerment and freedom from discrimination in a sector often dominated by men. (Read more)

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Cover of the "Time is now" publication

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Through a series of interviews, inspirational women from Field Offices and HQ are celebrated for their efforts towards advancing gender equality commitments and promoting these aspects across the Offices’ mandated areas of work. [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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The work of UNODC in advancing gender equality in global health has recently been recognised in the 2021 Global Health 50/50 report, “Gender equality: Flying blind in a time of crisis”. [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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