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UN Women at the UN General Assembly

As world leaders met at the 72nd UN General Assembly, UN Women called for tangible actions to achieve gender equality.

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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 supports FT event

Event aimed to tackle the gender imbalance at the top of business

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Global leaders share equality solutions

Leaders discussed policy issues as part of HeforShe movement

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#Drawaline to end violence against women and girls

From November 25th (the International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls) to December 10th, UN Women NC UK is drawing a line to end violence. During these 16 days of activism we want you to join us to raise awareness of the issue and #drawaline. 

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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 even more central to our work. Take a look at the ways your company can become a member of our partner network and can commit to helping us move towards gender equality in the UK and abroad.

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Upcoming Events

Nov 05

Funny Women Awards

Tickets start at £8

The Funny Women Awards will be a signature event at HeForShe Arts Week in London next year, in support of UN Women NC UK. Come see the heats in London, on October 1st, November 5th and November 19th.

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