UN WOMEN

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

President: Kenya Damaris Ruiz Arellano 

Chair: Anael Oliveros Aguilar, Vanesa Espejel Ríos, Miranda Ramírez Veloz, Erika Montenegro Flores y Cristian Rodríguez Lane

Tópico A) Measures to mitigate sexual violence as a form of hatred towards women part of the LGBTQ+ community in the region of South Africa

​Tópico B) Measures to address police brutality concerning the feminist movement as a result of the past women’s day protests in the region of Mexico and the Republic of Chile

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COMITÉ

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Committee's outline and faculties

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), pursues to accelerate the process of attending to women’s necessities worldwide by achieving gender equality, along with encouraging their participation and empowerment. The United Nations General Assembly created UN Women in July 2010 to meet challenges brought by the pervasive effects of gender inequality and violence against women. The creation of UN Women represented a historic event for the United Nations Member States and the progress to eradicate said problems. Ever since then, the 41 Member States have been attending ordinary sessions that take place in New York in September and December of each year, as well as whenever they are required.

Facultades:

Women’s rights are human rights, yet gender inequalities endure strongly in societies. In spite of the fact that progress has been made over many decades, work has to continue and results have to flourish regarding the rights and liberty of women globally. UN Women main roles and faculties are: 

  • To encourage the Member States to fulfill global standards for achieving gender equality and contribute with technical and financial support to countries that request it, along with the creation of effective partnerships with civil society. 

  • Retrieving data and enhance analysis to provide a wider understanding of the background of violence against women.

  • Working with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs, and services needed to guarantee that the standards are truly benefiting women worldwide.  

  • Engaging with women’s movements to boost their effectiveness through sharing knowledge on women’s rights, assisting in communication building, leadership, and different skills to successfully advocate practices and maximize the results.