The United Nations Women (UNWomen) | Beginner

What is UN Women?

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.

TOPIC:
Implementing Measures to Eradicate Gender Based Violence in South Asia

Gender-based violence is multi-dimensional and deeply rooted in inequitable societal norms and persists throughout the life cycle. Excess child mortality rates and deep-rooted bias against girls often begins in the womb. Gender biases within a household have implications on health and education outcomes, with girls and women often faring worse than boys and men on relevant indicators. Furthermore, there has been discussion around the world about how men under-report their experiences of gender-based violence by women against men, mainly due to social taboos and fears of misunderstanding created by a culture of masculine expectations.

Country List

Arab Republic of Egypt, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Republic of Nigeria, French Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Sweden, Malaysia, People's Republic of Bangladesh, People's Republic of China, Republic of Argentina, Republic of Ghana, Republic of India, Republic of Korea, Republic of Lebanon, Republic of Turkey, Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America

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