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Gender Equality Action Plan

The 22nd Session of the UN-Habitat Governing Council in April 2009 approved the Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) 2008-2013, through Resolution 22/7, Work programme and budget of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme for the biennium 2010–2011. The GEAP expounds on the gender strategy of the Medium-Term Strategic and Institutional Plan (MTSIP) 2008-2013 with the aim to unite all programmes and partners to improve gender equality, women’s rights, and empowerment of women in human settlement subjects.

The GEAP was developed in recognition that a strategic framework is required for clear and measurable results for improving GEWE. The GEAP recognizes, outlines, and draws on the supportive and specific roles of diverse stakeholders and partners for its implementation. The review mechanism of the GEAP is the Gender Equality Action Assembly which is held during the World Urban Forum (WUF) and provides a platform for partners to meet and explore ways of strengthening gender equality in international, regional, and national policies and programmes in human settlement issues.

This report is a documented progress on the implementation of the GEAP covering the period from April 2010 to August 2012