UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
UN Women’s efforts base upon the fundamental belief that every woman has the right to live a life free from violence, poverty, and discrimination, and that gender equality is a prerequisite for global development.
UN Women National Committee Germany is an independent non-governmental organization that supports the mission of UN Women through public awareness initiatives. The German National Committee links global and national women’s issues and is a strategic partner of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior citizens, Women and Youth.
The German Committee supports UN Women campaigns on gender equality such as
– Women and the Sustainable Development Goals: Planet 50:50 by 2030
– Solidary Movement for Gender Equality: HeForShe
– Ending violence against Women: Orange the World
UN Women National Committee Germany is non-profit organization and raises funds to support UN Women programs worldwide. Join the movement by becoming a member or supporting UN Women on a regular basis as a UN Women Friend.
More information on the work of UN Women National Committee Germany: www.unwomen.de