Impact stories and thematic briefs

Authors/editor(s): UN Women

As the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women around the world, UN Women stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.

The following Thematic briefs outline UN Women’s work towards each of these key areas, focusing on solutions and illustrating selected results.

The second set of briefs, dubbed Impact stories, illustrates the human impact of a selection of UN Women programmes implemented at the global, regional or national level. These stories give voice to the many women and girls across the globe whose lives have been changed for the better as a result of UN Women's work on the field. 

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Thematic briefs:

  • Beijing+20 en | es | fr
  • Economic Empowerment en | es | fr
  • Ending Violence against Women en | es | fr 
    • Safe Cities Global Initiative  en | es
    • Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence en | es 
    • Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women en | es
  • Governance and National Planning en | es | fr
  • Leadership and Political Participation en | es | fr
  • Peace and Security en | es | fr

Impact stories:

Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Economic Empowerment; Ending Violence against Women and Girls; Safe Cities; Leadership and Political Participation; Governance and National Planning; Peace and Security

Publication type: Media Kits

Publication year: 2014