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 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.

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. 

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

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At a glance: UN Women and its key initiatives

  • UN Women at a glance enesfr
    • UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality en | es | fr
    • Empower Women: The Movement for Women's Economic Empowerment en
    • HeForShe en

Thematic briefs: Our priority areas of work

  • UN Women and the Sustainable Development Goals en | es | fr
  • Economic Empowerment en | es | fr
  • Ending Violence against Women en | es | fr 
  • 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 
  • Women and Drug Policy en

Impact stories: A selection of stories from the field

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

Publication year: 2016

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