UN Women is the only organisation with a global mandate to accelerate progress towards gender equality. UN Women supports some of the world’s most innovative programs, working with governments, business and NGOs to deliver policy, legal and attitudinal solutions to complex issues of inequality. UN Women is uniquely positioned to work with governments, as the UN operates in partnership with governments around the world, making its work sustainable.
UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia works to support UN Women’s work through fundraising, advocacy and awareness raising. We work closely with the Australian Government to ensure that gender equality is central to policy making and funding. Over the last few years, we have also been working with a range of businesses who are seeking to accelerate their progress towards becoming more diverse and inclusive. UN Women NC Australia works to challenge gender stereotypes and advocates for equality of access and opportunity to translate efforts into action and ensure a future of gender equality.
The practical realisation of equality between men and women depends on both structural change and the implementation of laws; and social and behavioural change.
UN Women NC Australia believes that gender equality is possible to achieve with focus, investment and commitment from government, business and civil society and is working to recognise this vision.