What is UN Women?
UN Women is the United Nations entity responsible for promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality.
The work of UN Women aims to:
- Support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in the formulation of policies, global standards, and norms
- Help Member States implement these standards through technical and financial support and facilitating effective partnerships with civil society
- Hold the UN system accountable to its own commitments on gender equality
UN Women's priority areas are:
- Expanding women’s leadership and political participation
- Enhancing women’s economic empowerment
- Ending violence against women
- Fostering peace and security
- Incorporating gender equality into governance and national planning
- Informing the post-2015 development goals
- Bringing a gender equality lens to programs that address HIV and AIDS
To find out more about UN Women, visit www.unwomen.org