United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UN Women is a committee that focuses on establishing gender equality and empowering women and girls around the world and was established by the ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.
UN Women is working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment where every woman and girl can practice her human rights and live in a society that is not patriarchally constructed. Furthermore, it is instrumental in documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world. The entity establishes guidelines to eliminate discrimination against women and try to protect their human rights in every member state. UN Women cooperates with civil organizations to enforce laws, policies, programs, and support.
UN Women‘s efforts are developed from the fundamental belief that every woman has the right to live a life free from violence, poverty, and discrimination. The protection of women's rights is essential to achieve the agreements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
More information: https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/about-un-women
Topic 2024: Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence and Femicide