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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 Peace, Security, and 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 is strengthening its involvement with the SBP.
UNWOMEN has been contributing and engaging with the SBP Network in the following ways:
Participation and active engagement in at least one of the existing Working Groups.
Participation and engagement at the Annual Consultation and Mid-Annual Consultation.
Gender in Humanitarian Action Coordination Specialists
Gender and DRR Specialists
Gender and Emergency Livelihoods Experts
Gender- Based Violence Experts
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Experts
Gender and Cash Experts
Capacity Building Experts with experience in working with women’s groups in crisis settings