UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
UN Women works with governments and civil society to design and implement laws, policies, programmes and services to enable women and girls to claim their rights and expand their opportunities.
UN Women is committed to a focus on integrated approaches to address the root causes of inequality and affect broader systems change.
Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)
How we work
UN Women acts on two fronts: it supports international political negotiations to formulate globally agreed standards for gender equality, and it helps the UN Member States in implementing those standards by providing expertise and financial support. UN Women also assists other parts of the UN system in advancing gender equality across a broad spectrum of human rights and human development issues.
... and why
UN Women stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life:
• Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems
• Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy
• All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
• Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action
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UN Women offers real and meaningful work to empower women and girls around the world.
As a leading global gender equality entity, innovative programmes and in-depth expertise make UN Women a one-stop global centre for advancing gender equality.
As 80% of the posts are located in the field, UN Women brings together a brilliant and diverse community of gender equality advocates, representing more than 150 different nationalities.
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