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:

  • UN Women at a glance enesfr
  • UN Women and the Sustainable Development Goals 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
    • Voices against Violence: A programming tool en
  • Governance and National Planning en | es | fr
  • Leadership and Political Participation en | es | fr
  • Peace and Security en | es | fr
  • Humanitarian Action en | es | fr
  • UN Women's Work on Education en
  • UN Women's Work With Men and Boys en 
  • Empower Women: The Movement for Women's Economic Empowerment en
  • UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality en | es | fr
  • Beijing+20 en | es | fr

Impact stories:

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage:  AfghanistanViet NamUnited Republic of TanzaniaTrinidad and TobagoUruguayFijiBrazilMoroccoKyrgyzstanPakistanLiberiaSierra Leone

Subject area(s):  Economic empowermentEnding violence against women and girlsSafe CitiesLeadership and political participationGovernance and national planningPeace and securityHumanitarian actionEducationFund for Gender Equality

Resource Type:  Media kits

Publication year:  2015

Publishing Entities:  United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)