6 Promote gender equality and empower women

Where we are?


Acquisition of new skills helps empower women all across Sudan. (Photo: UNDP Sudan)
  • The net primary school enrolment rate for the population 6-13 years old in Sudan was 69% for males and 64% females. Enorlment in secondary education is 23% for female and 21% for males.
  • In terms of labor force participation, males constitute 38.3% while the share of females stood at 14.1%.
  • unemployment among men stood at 13 % compared to 20% for women.
  • Women occupy 28% of the seats in the newly elected parliament in 2010. Accordingly, proportion of women in the national legislative council increased from 10% in 2004 to 25% in the recently elected assembly.

UNDP's work in Sudan

  • Women in the Diem Arab Centre in downtown Port Sudan (Photo: UNDP Sudan)

    Fund Links Women to Skills and Income Oppurtunities
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    The women of the Diem Arab Centre in downtown Port Sudan have traditionally suffered from absence of viable economic options and welcome income-generating opportunities to earn money for their families.More

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  • Literacy training for women, Mazmoom, Sennar State, July 2012 (Photo by: Elnasiaem)

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    Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) interventions are a crucial element of UNDP’s Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programme in Sudan which aims at creating conducive environments for the peaceful reintegration of ex-combatants and associated groups.More

1.29 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG3
  1. Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015
    • Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education
    • Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector
    • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament