UN Women is the United Nations Entity for the advocacy and empowerment of women.

Founded in 2010, it is an organization dedicated to supporting UN member states as they set global benchmarks with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, services, and programs required to truly benefit women and young girls worldwide. 

UN Women works to envision sustainability and development as a reality with equal participation in all aspects of life. In particular, there are four main priorities: women leading with equal benefits, income security, freedom from violence, and humanitarian action.

UN Women works closely with UAE’s General Women’s Union.

The General Women’s Union, under the chairmanship of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, was established on August 27, 1975 by Federal Law No. (6) of 1974 to serve as the national mechanism for the empowerment and entrepreneurship of women in the United Arab Emirates.

The vision is to promote women’s participation and empowerment in the UAE with sustainable development.