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UN Women

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women supports Member States in setting standards for achieving gender equality, works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services to guarantee effective implementation of those standards; and coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work to advance gender equality. UN Women works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality for women and girls by focusing its efforts to ensure 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; and women and girls contribute and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts from humanitarian action.