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The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women, is a United Nations entity working for gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women advocates for the rights of women and girls, and focuses on a wide array of issues, including violence against women and violence against LGBTIQ+ people.

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هيئة الأمم المتحدة للمرأة
UN Women
ONU Femmes
ONU Mujeres
Formation2 July 2010; 12 years ago (2010-07-02)
TypeUN entity
HeadquartersNew York City, United States
Official languages
  • English
  • French
Sima Sami Bahous[1]

UN Women was established by the merger of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, established in 1976) and other entities, and became operational in January 2011.[2] Former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet was the inaugural executive director, and Sima Sami Bahous is the current executive director.[3] As with UNIFEM previously, UN Women is a member of the United Nations Development Group.[4]

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