UN Women thematic briefs

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 priority areas such as:

  • 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. 

For more information about UN Women’s programmatic work, view or download our Flagship programme briefs.

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