UNDP Europe and CIS

Gender equality is a human right.  

Despite solid evidence demonstrating the centrality of women’s empowerment:

          - to reducing poverty

         - promoting development and

         - addressing the world’s most urgent challenges

Gender equality remains an unfulfilled promise. Women are entitled to live with dignity and with freedom from want and from fear.  Gender equality is also a precondition for advancing development and reducing poverty. Empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities, and they improve prospects for the next generation.

This infographic shows that women in the Caucasus and CIS countries, are under represented in decision making. Women have 12% of the seats in Parliament and only 9% of ministerial posts.

How do you feel about these countries where 70% of illiterate adults are women?

Do political parties apply quotas in your country?