UN-Women (The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), established in 2010, is a sub-organization of the UN dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. As inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society, developing or developed, UN-Women works for the elimination of discrimination upon women and girls, empowerment of women, as well as achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. UN Women engages with women’s movements to help them increase their effectiveness, such as by sharing knowledge on women’s rights and successful advocacy practices. Around the world, UN Women acts to build women’s participation and influence in decision-making to prevent and resolve conflicts. UN Women collaborates with the UN system, national AIDS councils and civil society partners on breaking the links between violence and HIV and AIDS. UN Women assisted Rwanda in integrating HIV and AIDS into its Gender-Based Violence Policy and Strategy Plan, and Kenya in aligning its National Framework to Address Gender-Based Violence with HIV prevention.
Anna Sołowiej: I fell in love with MUN more than a year ago: after five sessions as a delegate and two as a chair of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, I can promise you passionate and fruitful debates in my most-beloved United Nations committee: UN Women.
Long story short: I am a devoted feminist and herstory lover, looking forward to pursuing my university career in film and gender studies.
Do not hesistate to apply as a delegate and I hope to see you in November in Wroclaw!
My name is Gabriela Wojewoda and I have the honor of being this year’s Chair of UN WOMEN. WrocMUN will be my fifth MUN session and I’m very glad I get to be the Chair of this specific committee, since it is strongly connected to my personal area of interests. Besides MUN I’m also extremely passionate about art, specifically music and theatre.