UN Women


Gender equality: women’s rights in review 25 years after Beijing

This report’s review of the Beijing Platform for Action draws on the most comprehensive and participatory stock-taking exercise ever undertaken on women’s rights, to which 170 countries contributed. It highlights gaps and opportunities and proposes effective solutions.

Progress of the world's women 2019–2020

This year's report focuses on gender and the family. It proposes a comprehensive family-friendly policy agenda to advance gender equality in diverse families, arguing that promoting gender equality within families is a critical step towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

Equality in law for women and girls by 2030

Over 2.5 billion women and girls around the world are affected by discriminatory laws and the lack of legal protections. This report argues that law reform is essential for the achievement of gender equality, and sets out a framework for a multistakeholder approach.

Women in politics 2019 map

The women in politics 2019 map depicts global rankings for women in the executive and parliamentary branches of government as of 1 January 2019. The map shows progress towards gender equality in these areas at regional and national levels.

Prevention of violence against women and girls

This background paper was prepared to inform discussions at an expert group meeting on prevention of violence against women and girls. Convened for 17–20 September 2012 in Bangkok, as part of the preparations for the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the status of women...