UN Women Brochure

This brochure introduces UN Women and its work. UN Women is the global champion for women and girls. Its 2010 establishment, applauded around the globe, offers a historic opportunity to jump-start progress for women and for societies. UN Women acts on the fundamental premise that women and girls worldwide have the right to live a life free of discrimination, violence and poverty, and that gender equality is central to achieving development.

The Gender Dividend: A Business Case for Gender Equality

The Gender Dividend: A Business Case for Gender Equality presents the case for investments and actions — on an unprecedented scale — to broaden the range of real opportunities open to the world’s 3.5 billion women and girls. Advocates for equality between women and men have long made the case that women’s empowerment benefits everyone—not just women. Furthermore, in recent years, other actors have added their voices to this chorus, bringing with them strong economic arguments and evidence.

Women's Empowerment Principles

UN Women together with the UN Global Compact launched the Women’s Empowerment Principles to provide a seven-step blueprint to empower women in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.These principles offer a tool for results-based partnership with the global and national business community.

Handbook for National Action Plans on Violence against Women

This Handbook is based on the results of an expert group meeting on good practices in national action plans on violence against women. The meeting was convened by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, UN-Women, in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in September 2010.