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This report tells UN Women’s story over the period 2019–2020. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change.
The Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) is UN Women’s global grant-making mechanism dedicated to the economic and political empowerment of women worldwide through the provision of ﬁnancial and technical support to women-led civil society organizations. The Fund has delivered US$ 64 million in grants to 121 projects in 80 countries, touching the lives of more than 10 million beneﬁciaries and strengthening the capacities of over 140 grantee organizations. This report highlights key aggregated results from the 2016 active portfolio, providing the first snapshot of the FGE’s contributions to localizing the SDGs; analyses FGE’s effective strategies for ‘Leaving No Woman Behind’, and presents insights about the legacy of FGE programmes after their conclusion.