Civil Society

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Civil society is one of UN Women’s most important constituencies. It is a dynamic source of ideas and policy perspectives, partnerships and support. It plays a vital role in advancing shared strategic objectives to promote gender equality, and women’s rights and empowerment.

UN Women also supports civil society participation in a number of intergovernmental processes such as the Commission on the Status of Women and other major international conferences. Continued partnership with grass-roots women and youth has fostered their ongoing dialogue with key policymakers, ensuring that their voices are not left out of these crucial processes.