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 the UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide.
Under humanitarian action and crisis response, UN Women’s key areas of focus include promoting accountability for gender globally and locally, addressing the immediate needs of crisis-affected women and girls, and strengthening the resilience of crisis-affected populations by empowering women and girls and leveraging their leadership. With specific attention to the humanitarian-development nexus, UN Women emphasizes the empowerment for women and girls as a life-saving intervention to ensure their survival, protection, and recovery through preparedness, resilience, and transformative change.
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