UNDP, BRAC to work together for gender parity

Diplomatic Correspondent

8 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangladesh and BRAC, who are pioneers in the field of women empowerment, have joined hands to achieve genuine gender parity in the workplace.

Under the cooperation, UNDP and BRAC will form a Joint Advisory Group and develop an action plan focusing on four pillars.  The pillars are strategic collaboration on the advancement of women’s leadership and empowerment; outreach and advocacy programmes to ensure gender parity in the workplace; establishing regular technical and strategic exchange; and leveraging expertise, stimulating the use of standard tools and launching joint initiatives.

“Whenever the issue of gender parity in the workplace comes up, people point to the prime minister, parliament speaker and other women leaders. But the fact is that none of their journeys was easy,” pointed out UNDP Resident Representative Sudipto Mukerjee.

“BRAC is committed to build a more equitable world where woman have equal right to thrive in both their professional and private lives,” said BRAC’s Executive Director Asif Saleh.