Progress on outcome indicators

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Impact areas: Leadership & political participation | Economic empowerment | Ending violence against women | Peace & security & humanitarian action | National planning & budgeting | Global norms, policies & standards

Impact area 1: Women lead and participate in decision-making at all levels

UN-Women works on women’s leadership and participation by supporting reforms in constitutions, laws and policies; promoting gender-responsive measures for women’s participation in politics; and engaging gender equality advocates.

The charts below summarize progress against outcome indicators as articulated in the Development Results Framework.

Key drivers of success for this impact area include strong partnerships with other UN entities and the International Parliamentary Union, and the development of practical tools for country implementation. There is a greater need to tackle social norms and stereotypes about women in public life, to end violence against women in politics, and to promote women leaders within political institutions. Allowing women to claim their rights through appropriate legal protections and access to justice, the elimination of discriminatory legislation and attitudes, and effective and accountable institutions is also essential.

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