What is UN Women?
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
UN Women supports institutions as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes, and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide.
It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities:
- Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems
- Women have income security, decent work, and economic autonomy
- All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
- Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action
UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.
What does UN Women do in Kosovo?
UN Women has worked in Kosovo since 1999 and collaborates closely with institutions, government, civil society on building and advancing the gender equality machinery at the central and local levels to foster gender equality and women’s empowerment.
In recent years, UN Women in Kosovo has supported activities and programmes that focus on:
- Ending violence against women
- Advancing the women, peace and security agenda
UN Women supports the formulation of global, regional and local standards and norms for gender equality, supports Kosovo and civil society partners in implementing these standards, and coordinates the UN Kosovo Team’s efforts to deliver on its gender equality commitment. UN Women continuously contributes to the legislative framework and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment, as a prerequisite for gender-sensitive public policies and services. UN Women also promotes women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution, peace-building efforts as well as in decision-making processes, and women’s access to justice.
Contact in Kosovo:
Ms. Vlora Nushi
Head of Office
Tel: + 383 38 554 645 / 651 /654
Address: Hyzri Talla 26/1, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo