Brazil: Inter-agency Programme for the Promotion of Gender and Ethnic-Racial Equality
This Joint Programme's aim is to contribute to gender and race equity in Brazil by supporting the government's work in the design, implementation and monitoring of national policies for women and racial equality.
This joint programme supports the Special Secretariat for Policies for Women and the Special Secretariat for Policies for the Promotion of Racial Equality of the government of Brazil in the design, implementation and monitoring of the National Plans of Policies for Women and of Racial Equality Promotion, as well as civil society organizations involved in the evaluation and monitoring of such Plans. The programme is implemented by the following UN agencies: ILO, UNDP, UNFPA, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, and UN Women.
The programme aims to contribute to gender and race equity, as this double-entry approach into the design, implementation and monitoring of public policies reinforces the citizenship of women, particularly of black and indigenous women. At the same time, this methodology promotes women's equal access to goods and services, and encourages social mobilization and participation as crucial factors for the achievement of equitable human development.
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- Production of case studies for the National School of Public Administration from the perspectives of gender, race, and ethnicity.
- Support for the "More Women in Power" campaign and six projects promoting the participation of women in decision-making forums.
- Journalists were given awareness training on the topics of gender, race, and ethnicity.
*as of June 2012 programme reporting period