Latest UN Newsletter: Brick by brick towards gender parity by 2030

23 April 2019, Harare - The 17th edition of the UN in Zimbabwe newsletter was released today covering the UN work supporting national efforts in gender quality.

The quarterly publication covers the first quarter of 2019 highlighting gender mainstreaming efforts of UN supported development and humanitarian programmes across sectors and the country.

In Zimbabwe like in many other countries, gender inequality has long been a lingering challenge in the country, where it has resulted in high incidences of violence against women and girls, women’s exclusion in leadership and politics, and girls’ limited access to education amongst other issues.

Zimbabwe’s strong commitment to Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals has given rise to a renewed hope of reaching gender parity by 2030.

Goal 5 of the SDGs speaks particularly to promoting gender equality and the UN in Zimbabwe is supporting the Government in realizing this goal by mainstreaming gender in all development programmes.

This newsletter highlights UN gender mainstreamed programmes in food security; HIV and AIDS; education; water, sanitation and hygiene; economic opportunities; peace and democracy; protection and gender-based violence. 

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