Empowerment of Angolan Women

What is the project about?

undp_ao_fotodefamilia_SDGsIGTraining on Gender perspective in SDGs to the Intersectoral gender focal points, Luanda 2016. © UNDP Angola

The project was developed to support the National Office of Gender Equality and Equity (NOGEE) of Angola’s Ministry of Family and Women’s Affairs (MINFAMU) for institutional strengthening, including its decentralized organs, in the implementation of the National Policy of Gender Equality and Equity (NPGEE). This support is extended to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Women’s Community Based Organizations (WCBOs).

The Gender Policy was approved in December 2013 and the programmatic partnership between UNDP and MINFAMU has been pursued the project “Empowerment of Angolan Women” since 2014.

Under the 2017 Annual Work Plan, signed with NGEEO / MINFAMU, the project is focused on the promotion of Gender Equality through the systematization and production of statistical gender data to monitor the evaluation of the implementation of NPGEE and SDG 5 on gender equality targets and indicators. 

The Overall goals of this project are to:

STRENGHTENING NATIONAL CAPACITIES TO IMPLEMENT THE NATIONAL GENDER EQUALITY AND EQUITY POLICY AND TO MONITOR PROGRESS ON SDG 5

What have we accomplished so far?



-        Since 2014, 663 women and 212 men countrywide have benefited from capacity building trainings on gender mainstreaming into sectoral planning and programming based on the National Development Plan and NPGEE;

-        The coordination mechanism of Intersectorial Gender Network has been strengthened and is now strategically composed by directors and heads of departments of ministries and public companies;

-        Support the revitalization of the Multisectorial Gender Council which has been held annually since 2014;

-        In 2017, a Technical Committee was created led by NGEEO National Director and composed by the 4 MINFAMU National Offices and MINFAMU’s Office of Planning, Research and Statistics; National Institute of Statistics (INE), UNFPA and UNDP. Its main function is to coordinate and integrate the agreed activities effectively and is also strategic for the creation of a gender-sensitive mechanism applicable throughout the statistical production process.

-        Several materials on international, regional and national instruments were printed and published and widely distributed;

Who Finances it?

 

UNDP core resource – TRAC

 

 

 

 

Year and amount contributed

Year 2014 - $ 200.000,00

Year 2015 – $170.000,00

Year 2016 - $115,314,00

Year 2017 –$ 154.000,00