Our Focus

All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s rights and gender equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.

In everything we do, and all we aim to achieve, we are committed to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Every day, women face violence and discrimination; lack access to decent work opportunities and equal pay; are denied access to basic education and health care; and are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.

UN Women is working to change this.

In order to achieve gender equality by 2030, we focus on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality and that can unlock progress worldwide.

UN Women’s priority areas include:

  • Ending violence against women and girls 
  • Ending poverty through enhancing women’s economic empowerment
  • Responding in emergencies to ensure women’s needs and talents are at the centre of disaster planning and response
  • Women’s leadership and political participation
  • Women’s inclusion in peace-making processes and negotiations

UN Women Australia is a registered charity in Australia which exists to raise funds for and awareness of UN Women’s work across the Pacific and around the world. UN Women Australia is recognised by UN Women as its partner in Australia to advance UN Women’s agenda.