Gender equality and women rights fulfilled in a culturally responsive environment

Simon Nangilo is a Karamoja Elder Moroto
Simon Nangilo is a Karamoja Elder Moroto advocating for an end to all forms of violence as well as women and girl empowerment (Eva Sibanda/UN Women Uganda)

UN Women will build knowledge and confidence of women, girls, men, and boys at the community and individual level to advocate for rights, reduce the prevalence of harmful traditional practices through engaging traditional leaders, increase actions to Leave No One Behind, promote equal participation of women and girls as agents of change in economic, social, and political processes. The entity will also strengthen linkages and synergies with other thematic areas and sectors to address VAWG and safety of women, work with state and non-state stakeholders to design and implement gender-responsive programmes underpinned by transformative financing frameworks that significantly increase the scale and scope of resources and investments for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and elimination of GBV. Capacity building will also be done for government and non-government institutions at all levels to uphold positive social, and cultural norms, values, and practices that promote human rights, equality, and non-discrimination.