Elimination of violence against women and deprivation of rights with special emphasis on FMG (Female Genital Mutilation) and abortion rights
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The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or UN Women is an entity whose aims are to improve the empowerment of women across the world.
Established in 2010, in response to UN General Assembly Resolution 63/311, UN Women’s role in the system of the United Nations is to enhance the focus and impact of the overall work on gender equality across the organisation. Thus, it was formally inaugurated by way of General Assembly Resolution 64/289 unanimously.
The main areas where the committee works in include, but aren’t limited to: ending violence against women, peace and security, leadership and political participation and women’s health. UN Women is also empowered to support intergovernmental organisations working towards improving gender equality, such as the Commission on the Status of Women; assist UN member states with implementing gender equality, standing by to provide financial support and expertise create partnerships with civil society groups.
Lastly, UN Women also facilitates holding the UN itself to account by the member states for the commitments it made to improving gender equality, via methods such as monitoring the progress the UN makes on a regular basis.STUDY GUIDE