UN Women

UN Women, the main body of United Nations responsible for ensuring gender equality, works to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women is a trusted partner for advocates and decision-makers from all walks of life, and a leader in the effort to achieve gender equality. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life. The strategic priorities UN Women focuses on are enabling women to lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems; ensuring women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy and making sure all women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. UN Women is the principal United Nations entity for positioning gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.

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