The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is a United Nations entity working for the empowerment of women.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women and it became operational in January 2011.
UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board:
- Leadership and political participation
- Economic empowerment
- Ending violence against women
- Peace and security
- Humanitarian action
- Governance and national planning
- Sustainable development agenda
- HIV and AIDS