UNITED NATIONS ENTITY FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN (UNW)

 

After years of negotiations between UN member states, women’s groups, and civil society, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution 64/289 in July 2010, thereby creating UN Women. Today, UN Women is an entity primarily concerned with the advancement of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. It aims to support and advise inter-governmental bodies and member states in their initiatives to eliminate gender-based discrimination and achieve equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development and human rights.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, gender-based inequalities have intensified. UN Women has recognised the seriousness of this challenge and is tirelessly working with partners around the world to bridge this ever-widening gender gap and deliver a more accurate response to the pandemic keeping in mind the gender dimension.

 

 AGENDA:

Increasing female involvement in crisis response and recovery to ensure that emergency response plans adequately integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment.