Welcome to UN Women
The UK National Committee for UN Women is the voice of UN Women in the UK. We support the work of UN Women in its mission for gender equality and the empowerment of women. Read more…
A global conversation is well underway about what will replace the Millennium Development Goals when the deadline expires in 2015. UN Women proposes a stand-alone goal to achieve gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment that is grounded in human rights and tackles unequal power relations. It envisions three areas that require urgent action: ending violence against women and girls; equal opportunities, resources and responsibilities for women and men; and women’s voices must be heard. In June, UN Women published a report setting out its position: ‘Transformative stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment: Imperatives and key components’.
The Open Working Group Proposes a Stand-Alone Sustainable Development Goal on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment
Tackling feminicide in Europe and Latin America