UN Women


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About UN Women

UN Women, an entity of the UN, focuses on issues related to gender equality and the empowerment of women. They work with governments, community organizations, and more to design laws, policies, programs, and services to effectively implement standards that promote gender equality and benefit women and girls. In addition to focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals as they related to gender, UN Women has five main priority areas: increasing women’s leadership, ending violence against women, engaging women in peace and security processes, enhancing women’s economic empowerment, and making gender equality a central part of national development planning and budgeting.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns


Step it up for gender equality

Country Offices

Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam, Zimbabwe


Founded: 2010
Location (HQ): United States
Scope: Global
Focus area: Women

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Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today

Women in Leadership: Inspiring Positive Change

International Women’s Health and Human Rights

Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths and Realities