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UN Women

UN Women is the organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. As a global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs and services needed to implement these standards. It stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality.

Read more about UN Women here.

The Swedish National Committee for UN Women

UN Women has 14 national committees and the Swedish National Committee for UN Women is one of them. The National Committees support the mission of UN Women and works to promote UN Women’s work for women’s rights.

The Swedish National Committee for UN Women focus – based on an agreement between the National Committee and UN Women, on three main areas:

  • Information/education
  • Advocacy/lobbying
  • Fundraising

The Swedish National Committee for UN Women works within information/education in the following fields:

  • Raise awareness in Sweden about CEDAW through information campaigns, capacity building, conferences, partnerships
  • Raise awareness in Sweden about violence against women and trafficking through information campaigns, capacity building, conferences, partnerships with mainly labor unions
  • Raise awareness in Sweden about UN Women´s work, women’s rights at information events such international women’s day 8 Mar, UN Day 24 Oct and UN Day against violence against women 25 Nov.

The Swedish National Committee supports the mission of UN Women through membership programs and fundraising efforts to support UN Women programs worldwide. The Swedish National Committee organizes it´s individual members in about 15 local chapters and also have other Swedish women’s rights organisations as members. The annual meeting is held every year in April.

The Swedish National Committee for UN Women is headed by a highly active board and the current President is Ms Monica Green. The secretariat is based in Stockholm and is headed by acting Executive Director Petra Engberg.

Support The Swedish National Committee for UN Women

Become a member

Show your commitment to gender equality and the rights of women by joining the Swedish National Committee for UN Women. As a member you will enjoy our electronic newsletter (in Swedish) and receive invitations to events and information about UN Women’s work. You will also have the chance to be actively involved in one of our many local groups in, for example, Stockholm, Uppsala, Skaraborg, Boden, Östersund, and Visby.

You become a member by paying a membership fee of 240 SEK (individual members) or 120 SEK (students and unemployed). Pay with PayPal here. You can also pay the membership fee to the Swedish account PG-35 76 06-3 (don’t forget to include your name, address and e-mail address) or contact us for further details on info@unwomen.se.

Donate

By giving a gift you will contribute to UN Women’s work through the Trust Fund for Gender Equality and the Trust Fund against Violence Against Women.
Please e-mail us at info@unwomen.se for account number information if you want to contribute. If you are in Sweden, use our account PG: 900293 – 2 (don’t forget to include you name, address and e-mail address).