Support for female candidatePhoto credit: Eko Banbang

From the highest levels of government to village councils all over the world, women are making positive contributions to the organisations that affect our daily lives. It’s essential to gender equality that women are empowered to take a seat at the decision-making table. Gender-balanced governance structures are also more robust, responsive and fair.

In East and South East Asia, UN Women focuses on women’s legal rights and access to justice, women’s political participation, and aid effectiveness as three key factors in good governance.

Working towards these goals, UN Women uses a rights-based approach and fosters partnerships between governments, community-based organisations and UN agencies to improve governance and advance the status of women.

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