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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Leading from the Front
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