Promote gender equality and empower women
Gender inequality is both a cause and result of poverty, and although the position of women is comparatively good, widely-held perceptions and archaic practices still stifle women’s opportunities and capabilities. Discrimination against women and the squandering of 50% of the available human capital hurt both the economy and the society as a whole.
More on Gender in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The successful inclusion of women requires across-the-board policy actions, but especially within education, where opinions and opportunities are formed, and the BiH MDGs set ambitious targets for full equality in education by 2015. In the meantime the UN is working with the newly formed Gender Centres, to reform legal structures, recruitment practices and educate the wider public on gender matters.
UNDP Gender Project
The latest MDG Progress Report findings: