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UN Women

UN Women

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, focusing on four strategic priorities:

  • Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems

  • Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy

  • All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence

  • Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action

For more on UN Women’s engagement in humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction, please see our most recent Annual Report on Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Involvement with SBP


UN Women’s engagement with the Standby Partnership Network is primarily managed by the agency’s Humanitarian Section. In 2020, with the development of a new corporate Standby Policy, new bilateral agreements with individual Standby Partners and renewed engagement as an active member in the Standby Partnership Network, UN Women has strengthened its involvement with the SBP.

UNWOMEN has been contributing and engaging with the SBP Network in the following ways:

  1. Participation and active engagement in at least one of the existing Working Groups.

  2. Participation and engagement at the Annual Consultation and Mid-Annual Consultation.


  1. Gender in Humanitarian Action Coordination Specialists

  2. Gender and DRR Specialists

  3. Gender and Emergency Livelihoods Experts

  4. Gender- Based Violence Experts

  5. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Experts

  6. Gender and Cash Experts

  7. Capacity Building Experts with experience in working with women’s groups in crisis settings

  8. Information Management Experts



  2. IMMAP



  5. MSB

  6. UK FCDO

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