UN Women impact stories series

UN Women is at the forefront of the global drive to remove gender barriers because we believe in a world of justice and human rights for everyone. Towards that end, and as the only United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality, we marshal the world’s best gender expertise and the considerable resources of the United Nations. We connect people in many realms, the national and international, the public and private, activists and officials. Together, our efforts are more than any of us could pursue alone.

The “UN Women impact stories series”, updated quarterly, illustrates the human impact of UN Women’s work across the world, highlighting the partnerships that make this work possible. These stories share how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment because that is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, and provider of programmes.

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Generation Equality (June 2021)

The six Generation Equality Action Coalitions are global, innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships convened by UN Women that are mobilizing governments, civil society, international organizations, and the private sector to deliver tangible impact on gender equality and women and girls’ human rights by 2026. This special edition of the “UN Women impact stories” series features six briefs aligned with each of the Action Coalitions’ themes, to mark the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, 30 June – 2 July 2021. Take a look at the brief on technology and innovation from Kyrgyzstan. 

Women in leadership (March 2021)

Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, is crucial to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. These stories feature some of the women leaders who are paving the way.

Ending violence against women (November 2020)

Read and share the stories of UN Women’s selected programmes to end violence against women and girls across the world, highlighting the impact of our work and the partnerships that make it possible.

COVID-19 response (August 2020)

From the moment the pandemic broke, UN Women drew worldwide attention to specific tolls on women and girls. This selection of stories highlights how we and our partners quickly shifted efforts to ensure that women and girls are at the centre of the COVID-19 response.

Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): COVID-19; Economic empowerment; Ending violence against women and girls; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Governance and national planning; Health; Leadership and political participation; Partnerships; Peace and security

Resource type: Briefs; Impact stories

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2020

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)