Pillar IV

Women, Youth and Children



UNDAF outcome 12: By 2015, women and youth are increasingly participating in advocacy, social mobilization and decision making and benefiting from livelihood opportunities and targeted social services. 


UNDAF outcome 13:  By 2015, women, youth and children are increasingly protected and rehabilitated from abuse, violence, exploitation and discrimination. 


UNDAF pillar 4 focuses on areas that are critical for the enhanced empowerment of women and youth and protection of the most vulnerable among women, youth and children. Implementation of the interventions for this pillar will be carried out through six outputs. 


United Nations supported action is guided by international commitments and human rights instruments ratified by Ethiopia, specifically the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the achievement of Millennium Development Goals. Furthermore, outcomes under this pillar are directly aligned to the priorities outlined in the GTP, relevant sector strategies and the development and change packages for Ethiopia’s women and youth. It is also based on policy and legal frameworks in place for the protection of women, youth and children.    


In terms of intervention, United Nations support draws from an informed, consultative process in which key national gaps are identified to address the Government’s priorities through a joint programme that fosters synergy and coordinated support. It also responds to the mandate of the newly established Ministry of Women, Children and Youth to address their interconnected and interrelated concerns. 


Eleven United Nations agencies (FAO, ILO, IOM, UN Women, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNODC, WFP and WHO) will participate in delivering the results under this pillar with a combined estimated budget of $74,197,148.