Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Objectives

There are two objectives under this component: (a) Integrating gender equality and the human rights of women and adolescent girls in pertinent national and sectoral laws, policies, strategies, and plans; and (b) Prevention and protection from, and response to, gender-based violence improved at the national level. These objectives will be achieved through:

Objectives

There are two objectives under this component: (a) Integrating gender equality and the human rights of women and adolescent girls in pertinent national and sectoral laws, policies, strategies, and plans; and (b) Prevention and protection from, and response to, gender-based violence improved at the national level. These objectives will be achieved through:

Increasing technical and institutional capacity of national mechanisms, national institutions, and policy and strategy frameworks related to women’s empowerment and gender equality: UNFPA will support national institutions and civil society groups to upgrade, adapt and operationalize the national women’s strategy. The programme will support a strategic planning process to initiate, sustain and monitor gender mainstreaming through gender auditing, analysis, planning and budgeting at national and sectoral levels, using gender focal points in related sectors. A situation analysis will clarify socio-cultural dimensions and legal issues to address gender inequalities and the rights of women and girls. The programme will initiate and support a national debate on identified priorities in the area of gender.

Increasing awareness, evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue to improve institutional and legal frameworks and systems that seek to prevent, protect the victims of and respond to gender-based violence, using a human-rights perspective, including in emergency and post-emergency situations: UNFPA will support initiatives to combat gender-based violence, particularly in conflict and post-conflict situations. The programme will upgrade and operationalize the multisectoral plans of action in relevant sectors, services and systems, and in related institutional mechanisms.

Projects

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Project title: Enhancing the Capacity of the National Commission for Lebanese Women for Promoting Gender Mainstreaming in Sector Plans and Programmes
Implementing Partner: National Commission for Lebanese Women
 
 
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Project title: Women’s Contribution to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building in North Lebanon (MDG-F)
Implementing Partner: UNFPA and NGOs
 
 
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Project title: Improving Prevention of, Response to and Protection around Gender Based Violence at the National Level
Implementing Partner: UNFPA and NGOs
 
 
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Project title: Developing Manual for Working with Women Prisoners
Implementing Partner: Institute for Women Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University
 
 
 
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Project title: Developing Institutional Capacities for Better Addressing Needs of Abused Women in Shelters
Implementing Partner: Communauté Maryam and Martha (CMM)
 
 
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Project title: Women Empowerment: Peaceful Action for Security and Stability (WEPASS)
Implementing Partner: National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW)