UN Women

UN Women

UN Women is the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women works to support inter-governmental bodies to establish global norms and standards and with member states, civil society, the UN systems and other parnters to realize these commitments. Focus areas include women's economic empowerment, political participation and leadership, and ending violence against women. Present in over  80 countries worldwide, UN Women also has a universal mandate.

Innovation is critical to changing the status quo around negative gender norms and for shifting current (and very far off) trajectories on realizing gender equality. UN Women is committed to ensuring that women innovators and entrepreneurs are supported in developing solutions that enlarge their own opporunities and meet our collective global development goals. UN Women also hopes to support the broader innovation ecosystem to design inclusive and gender responsive solutions.

At a Glance

Members 11
Partners 0

Organization Type

  • Other


220 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

E : gender.innovation@unwomen.org

Area of Focus

Gender Equality
Economic empowerment
Political Participation
Ending Violence against Women
Peace and Security
Humanitarian Action
Innovation and Technology for Development
Human Rights
Engaging Men and Boys


Areas of Expertise

Share my thoughts, Suggest/provide funding and resources, Help create a proto-type, Test an innovation and provide feedback, Evaluate/Review your innovation, Share my knowledge of the market, Suggest Partners, Government Relations, Policy, Advocacy, Relevent Training, Data expertise


Buy from Women

Buy from Women

UN Women is piloting the Buy from Women Enterprise Platform, a data-driven, enterprise platform...


Funding Opportunities