The World for Women and Girls

Annual Report 2019-2020

Authored by: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: Access to Justice and Rule of Law, COVID-19, Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Human Development, Peacemaking, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 2020
Citation: "The World for Women and Girls: Annual Report 2019-2020." The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. 2020.

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Executive Summary

The current situation in the world is precarious for many people. But even more hangs in the balance for most women and girls. UN Women is at the forefront of the global drive to remove gender barriers and end discrimination, because we believe in a world of justice and human rights for everyone.

This report tells UN Women’s story over the last year. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change. The challenges are large, but as we build bridges and bring people together to set an agenda for equality, not insurmountable.