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UN Women China

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UN Women China’s work is aligned with the 2021-2025 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for China to support China’s development priorities in the next five years. It is also in line with China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), China’s National Human Rights Action Plan (2021-2025), and the Outline of Women's Development in China (2021-2030).

Having been active in China since 1998, UN Women primarily works on the following thematic impact areas in the country:

Governance and participation in public life (i)

We work with key partners so that all women are able to fully and equally participate in decision-making, and women and girls can benefit from gender-responsive laws, policies, budgets, services, and accountable institutions. Our work in this thematic impact area is channeled through the China Gender Fund for Research and Advocacy (CGF), a rolling trust fund modality that awards periodic grants through an open and competitive process.

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Women’s economic empowerment (ii)

We work to advance the economic empowerment of women so that they have income security, decent work, and economic autonomy. To achieve this, we partner with a range of allies, from UN agencies to government ministries, to regional bodies and international financial institutions, to women’s entrepreneurship organizations. Together, we work to transform the care economy by pushing for women to be recognized and paid for their work. We also advocate for equal pay, support women as leaders and entrepreneurs, and work to close the digital divide to ensure women and girls have equal access to opportunities, including through capacity building and reskilling in the context of rural revitalization in China.

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Ending violence against women (iii)

We promote integrated approaches to ensure that all women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence. UN Women China has been working with other UN agencies to promote social norm change for domestic violence prevention and response by providing input to national legislation and policies and capacity development of antidomestic violence service providers in close collaboration with national and local government counterparts and civil society organizations.

Our programmes in these impact areas are further supported and catalyzed through our work on (iv) Communications and advocacy as well as (v) Strategic partnerships and resource mobilization.

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Communications and Advocacy (iv)

As a core element of UN Women’s activities in China, the office’s communications and advocacy is focused on two key objectives: (i) advocating for women’s empowerment and gender equality; (ii) increasing UN Women’s visibility in China in support of UN Women’s mandate and promotion of gender equality. The office has been continuously making great efforts in establishing and enhancing UN Women’s brand value and strengthened advocacy through active media outreach, flagship campaigns and events, strong partnership visibility support, and documenting powerful human success stories from UN Women programmes.

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Strategic partnerships and resource mobilization (v)

UN Women works with partners on strategic, high-value, and innovative partnerships that increase investment in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) and enhance our programmatic impact in China.

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As a co-chair of the UN Gender Theme Group, UN Women also leads technical and coordination support to ensure gender mainstreaming across all areas, through the interagency results group mechanism within the wider UN system.

 

News and Updates

She Bounces Back: Stories of COVID-19 resilience and recovery from China’s women

The #SheBouncesBack digital exhibition and photo book celebrates and documents the tremendous contribution of China’s women and reinforces the importance of a more equal future as we emerge from the shadow of COVID-19. Find out >> English | 中文

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In photos

A woman with their agriculture products in Guanglin Agriculture Cooperative. Photo: UN Women/Qiu Bi
A woman with their agriculture products in Guanglin Agriculture Cooperative. Photo: UN Women/Qiu Bi
Women Empowerment in Guanglin Agriculture Cooperative.
Photo: UN Women/Qiu BiWomen Empowerment in Guanglin Agriculture Cooperative. Photo: UN Women/Qiu Bi
Women Empowerment in Guanglin Agriculture Cooperative.
Photo: UN Women/Qiu BiWomen Empowerment in Guanglin Agriculture Cooperative. Photo: UN Women/Qiu Bi
Women with their agriculture products in Guanglin Agriculture Cooperative. Photo: UN Women/Qiu BiWomen with their agriculture products in Guanglin Agriculture Cooperative. Photo: UN Women/Qiu Bi
UN Women China Qinghai programme beneficiaries. 
Photo: UN Women/Zhao WentingUN Women China Qinghai programme beneficiaries. Photo: UN Women/Zhao Wenting

 

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The toolkit provides a grounding in risk control and business continuity, with particular reference to the COVID-19 pandemic response. With its step-by-step guidance, checklist, and various tools, the toolkit becomes a self-learning tool for SME leaders across the world, so that they can better address risks and build their own gender-responsive business continuity management system ... Read more English | 中文

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Smriti Aryal

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Smriti Aryal took office as the Head of UN Women China on 27 July 2019 based out of Beijing. She is the first Head of the office to China at the representative level, to be appointed by UN Women ... Read more