UN WOMEN UK
Our 12 Flagship Programming Initiatives sit within 5 strategic impact areas to help achieve gender equality.
UN Women Programmes empower women and girls and give them a voice, to break down the barriers they face.
Women's political empowerment is focused on achieving equal opportunities, greater freedoms and capacity for women to control their own lives.
Women's Leadership in Politics
Women's Access to Justice
Women are still under-represented in politics. This needs to change. Countries with female lawmakers spend greater resources on education and paid leave, contributing to an equal labour force.
Social norms, like patrilineal rules of inheritance, mean that globally women are left in positions of reduced power.
Elimination of violence against women.
Violence against women is a major obstacle to equality. It is neither acceptable, nor inevitable.
Prevention and essential services
We ensure the right support is available.
Safe cities and safe public spaces
We create safe spaces for women, and for entire societies.
Women's economic empowerment.
We work to drive jobs and income creation for women from vulnerable and unprotected territories.
Women's access to land
Women make up 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, and do most of the unpaid care work, yet have less access to land than men.
Equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs
Peace, security and humanitarian action, shaped by women in leadership positions.
Women’s leadership in crisis response
Placing the rights and needs of women and girls affected by humanitarian crises at the heart of humanitarian action.
Women’s engagement in peace, security and recovery
We need women to be involved in humanitarian efforts.
Planning and budgeting.
Gender equality in national budgeting and governance is essential to ensure gender equality globally.
Gender statistics for our development goals.
Increased and improved data on gender equality enables effective planning for the future.