UN Women Spending by Strategy Result Area in 2018 (Core and Non-Core Expenditure and Encumbrances)

Total:   $ 9 960 492

 

 

The United Nations Entity for Gender and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) promotes gender equality, not just as an inalienable human right but as a central tenet of social, economic, and cultural development. The agency provides a strong and resonant voice for women and girls at the local, regional, and global levels and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life.

In 2012, UN Women became the eleventh cosponsor of UNAIDS, an important step towards ensuring that gender equality is at the heart of global action on HIV. UN Women’s strategies approach to HIV include providing technical and financial support to Member States and women’s organizations.


In 2018 UN Women worked to reduce social vulnerabilities, including violence, particularly in the context of HIV, and to improve health and economic outcomes by promoting young women’s access to economic resources and HIV treatment, care and support. In Jamaica young women living with HIV increased their financial literacy in starting a small business, including start-up, preparing business plans, marketing products and services, financing and managing cash flow. Young women reported increased self-esteem and confidence, mobilized for social change at the community level, and were linked to HIV care and support. With support from the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, 524 young women aged 20–24 years living with HIV in Cameroon and Kenya accessed health, legal and psychosocial services and were informed about violence as a human rights violation through community awareness-raising campaigns, peer-to-peer discussions, radio and television programmes, and training sessions.


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