APPG for UN Women

We are excited to announce that the APPG for UN Women has now launched!

This APPG provides a parliamentary platform to address the urgent need to take action to mitigate the disproportionate burdens carried by women and girls, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN Women UK acts as the Secretariat for this APPG, launched in September 2020. On this page, you will find updates and opportunities to get take part in our research and consultations.

You will also find details of the events we’ll be holding for International Women’s Day, and
at the Commission on the Status of Women, including our Side Event with the Women and Equalities Committee!

The APPG’s objectives are to drive policy change and bring stakeholder groups together to take action in pursuit of three goals:

1. Design game-changing solutions for women’s safety in cities and public spaces across the UK.

2. ‘Build back better’ for women and girls in the UK post-COVID-19, based on UN Women’s global recommendations.

3. Accelerate progress on gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK in the lead up to their deadline of 2030.

You can download full Terms of Reference for the APPG by clicking here, and our Registration Form by clicking here.

Who's Involved



Baroness Sandy Verma and Maria Miller MP

**We are currently seeking a Labour Co-Chair who is passionate about women’s rights.**
If you are, or work with, an MP who you think would be interested, please reach out to us. 


Vice Chairs


Liz Saville-Roberts | Plaid Cymru

Hannah Bardell | Scottish National Party

Julie Elliott | Labour

Laura Farris | Conservative

Sarah Champion | Labour

Theo Clarke | Conservative

We are currently recruiting Members for our APPG, and would welcome interest from all Parties, including from male allies!

Please get in touch with us if you are an MP who would like to be involved.

Coming up: IWD

For International Women’s Day this year, the theme is women’s leadership.

We are inviting you to have your voice heard in Parliament at our first public APPG meeting!
This will be on 10th March from 5.30-7pm, and we can’t wait to see you there.

For this occasion, to mark the theme of women’s participation in leadership, UN Women UK is also commissioning a digital mosaic portrait of all women Parliamentarians.
If you are an MP or work for an MP, please use the below portal to upload your photograph to take part.
Note: you will need a password to access this portal and will not be able to take part if you are not an MP or Lord.

Parliamentarians and people with an interest in global women’s rights are also invited to join the UN Women UK delegation for Commission on the Status of Women, which will be virtual this year.

Digital mosaic portrait for International Women's Day

This form is for Parliamentarians only, to upload their photos for our commissioned digital mosaic portrait.