NUEW, The National Union of Eritrean Women,UNDP, United Nations Development Programme
Women have been key players in Eritrea’s nation building process, from their invaluable participation in the country’s independence struggle to their ongoing contributions to the development agenda. Inspired by this powerful legacy, the Government of the State of Eritrea has made the empowerment of women a national priority, and committed to a development agenda grounded in social justice and gender equality.
Gender discrimination remains prevalent in some aspects of Eritrean culture, however, and women continue to be affected by prejudice. Social change takes time, especially in societies where the culture of patriarchy and subordination of women is deeply embedded. For thirty years, the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) has worked to propel social transformation in Eritrea and build a national environment conducive to the full participation of women in all aspects of Eritrean social, political and economic life.
Collaboratively published by the UNDP and NUEW, The National Union of Eritrean Women, this publication showcases achievements in the past ten years towards achieving gender equality in Eritrea.