Closing the gender gap in Maldives

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A woman from the Island of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll Thinadhoo Island on her way to collect water with her two grandchildren. Photo: UNDP Maldives/Ni Jin

The gender gap is closing in Maldives, albeit slowly, according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

The Indian Ocean country has achieved gender parity in primary education while more girls are enrolling in higher levels of schooling.

However, women's political participation remains a challenge as they make up only six per cent of politicians.

Dianne Penn spoke to Shoko Noda, UNDP Resident Coordinator in Maldives, to find out how the UN is supporting women's empowerment there.

Duration: 2’52″

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