Focus Areas

Focus areas

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

Working to achieve gender equality To pursue these goals UN Women works with countries to formulate laws and policies which eliminate gender discrimination and promote gender equality in areas such as land and inheritance rights, decent work for women and ending violence against women. It also aims to transform institutions to make them more accountable regarding gender equality, to strengthen the voice of women’s rights advocates, and to change harmful and discriminatory practices in society.  UN Women has programmes and projects in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

UN Women National Committee Aotearoa NZ UN Women NZ focuses on the same areas, both domestically and within the Pacific region. Our primary areas for attention are violence against women, leadership and participation and economic empowerment.