A new campaign by UN Women and industry partners aims to tackle the persistent problem of gender stereotypes in Indian advertising... Learn more
LinkedIn and UN Women join hands to create employment opportunities for women in Asia and the Pacific
Piloting the initiative in Maharashtra - India, LinkedIn will invest nearly INR 4 crore to digitally upskill women ... Learn more
The gender pay gap, hard truths and actions needed
[OP-ED] Asymmetries abound in India’s labour market and closing the gap is key to achieving social justice for working women ... Learn more
In Focus: International Youth Skills Day 2022
World Youth Skills Day, celebrated every year on 15 July, focuses on the strategic importance of equipping the young population with skills for employment, entrepreneurship, and work ... Learn more
The key to change: Women’s voice and influence
Expert's take by Susan Ferguson, “Women Led Development” can indeed be catalytic. India has done much to open up doorways for women’s leadership... Learn more

UN Women India

UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

UN Women’s Office in India, based in New Delhi, works with partners across all sectors to set national standards and to achieve the following strategic results through its programmes, public advocacy, research and thought leadership:

  • Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems, and live free from all forms of gender-based violence;
  • Women have income security, decent work, and economic autonomy, and marginalized women and young women have access to, participate in and achieve quality learning, entrepreneurship and employment; and
  • All women and girls benefit from the implementation of a comprehensive and dynamic set of norms, policies and standards that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Working closely with the Government of India, the United Nations system, civil society, women’s and youth organizations, media, the private sector and influencers, UN Women aims to ensure women-led development and gender-responsive Covid-19 response and recovery in India.

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2023 International Women's Day Commemoration
India WEPs Awards 2022

Her Voice, Her Leadership
UN Women's Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) Programme in India

Nazariya | Sexual Harrasment
Mujhe Haq Hai

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Featured publication

Manual for Inclusive and Sustainable Reintegration of Returning Migrant Workers in South Asia

Women form half of India’s population and make enormous contributions to its economy, yet they lag behind in almost all socio-economic indicators. How to ensure women have access to equal resources and opportunities? more

UN Women India | An overview

She Inspires

Second Chance Eduation

Stories from the Tea Sector in Assam | Our special edition photo zine showcases the empowering stories of women in Assam's tea gardens a vital to India's tea production ... More

Leading from the Front

Second Chance Eduation

Compendium of stories on women-led development in the Aspirational Districts of India. The book includes a story series from multiple States of India on women’s achievements in education, entrepreneurship, and grassroots leadership. More


Second Chance Eduation

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