The UK National Committee for UN Women is the voice for UN Women in the UK supporting the work of UN Women in its mission for gender equality and the empowerment of women. Our work is focused on influencing and raising awareness to create change in the treatment of women and girls here in the UK and throughout the world.
With a growing individual membership network, we are represented throughout the UK with local regional branches and we have an active and growing corporate membership network which helps to increase our knowledge, influence and income. Read more about joining us.
A Board of 13 trustees, elected each year, is responsible for the strategic direction of the UKNC-UN Women Our current President is Jan Grasty. We are self-funding and aim to return at least 90% of all income directly to UN Women programmes. Click here to see the specific programmes we are supporting in 2013.
We work with the Department for International Development and other government agencies and in partnership with many other organisations. These include: the United Nations Association, the Royal Commonwealth Society, the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations and Soroptimist International. We are a member of the Gender Action for Peace and Security coalition (GAPS UK).
We are one of 18 National Committees for UN Women across the world and maintain close links with these organisations.