UN Women Sri Lanka
About UN Women Sri Lanka
UN Women is the mandated UN agency for gender equality and the empowerment of women. We connect people, issues and ideas behind one shared purpose: making gender equality a reality in our lifetime.
UN Women has been operating in Sri Lanka since 2014. As part of our normative mandate to shape, preserve and promote international standards and commitments on gender equality, UN Women in Sri Lanka supports the development of national policies and standards, as well as Sri Lanka’s commitments to monitor and report against these international standards, towards sustained global progress. UN Women also supports the coordination and accountability of the UN in Sri Lanka as a whole, in strengthening its collective approach and support of gender equality.
We offer operational support in delivering programming – in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka – to uphold women’s rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential.