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‘Men are recognising that they too have an important role to play to change culture, build new behaviour and new cultural norms.’ - Laura Haynes, Chair of UN Women NC UK

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We are UN Women, the only global agency dedicated to gender equality

Our aim is to remove the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential. In the UK, UN Women is represented through the National Committee, and we focus on awareness, advocacy and activation. Learn more about us and help us create a brighter future for women and girls worldwide.


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UN Women NC UK Brunch Debate

Join our Ending Slavery and Trafficking debate on what is the difference for women and girls; what is being done; and what more needs to be done. 

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International Women’s Day 2018 

#IWD2018, came on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality & justice. #TimeIsNow to build on this momentum!

Wear your support!

HeforShe encourages people of every gender to become advocates for gender equality. It brings together people from all over the world, from all walks of life to achieve it - so why not wear your support too? 

Check out our new HeforShe merchandise, with a portion of the proceeds from all the products going towards supporting the work of UN Women NC UK.

Our partnership network

In 2012, we brought together our corporate partners as the Corporate Advisory Group. Today, our network of private sector supporters and partners is much wider and more central to our work. Take a look at ways your company can become a member of our network and commit to helping us move towards gender equality in the UK and abroad.

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  • Join the Vote 100 Women in Business Summit

    The Women in Business Summit brings together leading women to discuss gender issues in business today. UN Women UK are proud to be partnering the event and offering 20% of…

    April 2018
  • Levelling the playing field for gender equality in the Pacific region through rugby

    The involvement of women in sport often defies gender stereotypes, fostering a healthy lifestyle and inclusivity, while transcending race, religion, sexuality and national…

    January 2018

Upcoming Events

Apr 17

Vote 100 Women in Business Summit

HRH The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, Chair, The Women’s Network Forum and Global Ambassador, 100 Women in Finance’s Next Generation initiative, will be opening The Vote 100 Women in Business Summit.

Held in partnership with the Women’s Network Forum, the Government Equalities Office, the Women's Business Council, UN Women UK and 100 Women in Finance.

Get your tickets and join us on 17th April 2018 in London.

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Apr 29

UN Women NC UK Brunch Debate

Minimum suggested donation of £10.

We will discuss the specific impacts of slavery and trafficking on women and girls and how to end it.

Keynote speakers:
Kevin Hyland, OBE – The United Kingdom’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Lynellyn Long – Founder of HERA (Her Equality Rights and Autonomy).

Event Chair: Laura Haynes – Chair of UN Women NC UK

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