Equality and individual autonomy in reproductive rights: India shows the way
Women’s consent matters – that’s the top takeaway from the Indian Supreme Court (SC)’s judgment on abortion for all women on International Safe Abortion Day ... 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
‘Women at work’ in Delhi Metro
Two trains each on the Blue Line and Yellow Line will showcase ‘Women in the Changing World of Work’, drawing attention to the need for equal pay for work of equal value... Learn more
Donate to help women in India severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis
Since April, COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed in India, placing a severe strain on the health system. Hospitals have run out of beds and oxygen, medication is running low, and there are vaccine shortages. DONATE NOW!   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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Amrit Mahotsav, Shri Shakti Challenge 2021
UN Women's Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) Programme in India

Nazariya | Sexual Harrasment
Mujhe Haq Hai

The UN Women 2020 WEPs Awards Ceremony, India
Kaam Ki Baat | Workplace Harassment
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UN Women India | An overview


Second Chance Eduation

Equal Pay

India's Smart Cities Mission

The Government of India launched the Smart Cities Mission on 25 June 2015. The objective of the mission is to promote sustainable and inclusive cities that provide core infrastructure and a decent quality of life to their citizens; a clean and sustainable environment; and the application of “smart” solutions. Women constitute a little less than half of the urban population in India. It is crucial that the design of upcoming smart cities is gender... More

EQUAL HALF - a documentary film from India

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