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UN Women UK

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United Nations (UN) Women UK works towards gender equality and the empowerment of women, and focuses on a wide array of issues such as violence against women and the rights of LGBTIQ people. UN Women (a global champion for women and girls) was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women sets global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to implement these standards. They have 5 areas of priority areas:

1) Increasing women’s leadership and participation
2) Ending violence against women
3) Engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes
4) Enhancing women’s economic empowerment
5) Making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting

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