What We Do
All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.
End Violence against Women
Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction
UN system coordination
Advancement of human rights of LGBTIQ+ people
About 2 billion people live in places where consensual same-sex relations (in approximately 62 UN Member States) and transgender people are criminalized. At least 41 countries—22 per cent—specifically criminalize consensual same-sex relations between women, and women in other countries may also be criminalized for different aspects of their gender identity.
CEDAW & Women's Human Rights
Peace and Security
HIV & AIDS
UN Women implements programmes (and their component projects) at country, multi-country, and regional levels through implementing partners, which include government entities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, non-UN intergovernmental organizations, and UN Women (direct implementation). UN Women issues calls for proposals and calls for expressions of interest to identify and select, through a competitive process, suitable implementing partners.