UN Women

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