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. 

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Thematic briefs: Our priority areas of work

Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Ending violence against women and girls; Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces; Leadership and political participation; Governance and national planning; Peace and security; Humanitarian action; Education; Fund for Gender Equality

Resource type: Media kits

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2016

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