UN Women

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  • P Policymaker

Description

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 supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Networking/Convening
  • Policy Development/Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Funding
  • Program/Project Implementation
  • Research - other

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training

Quality

  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Other
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Sports
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top

Website

UN Women

Headquarters location(s)

  • New York, New York, United States of America

Country offices

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Colombia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • United States of America
  • Viet Nam
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Zimbabwe

Contacts

Dina Deligiorgis
Policy Specialist, Ending Violence against Women
dina.deligiorgis@unwomen.org
+16467814636
UN Women

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Guatemala
  • Jordan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam

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