UN Women is the organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. As a global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and ciliv society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to implement these standards. It stands behind women´s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women´s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women´s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development plannig and budgeting. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system´s work in advancing gender equality.
Read more abour UN Women here.
UN Women Sweden
UN Women has 18 national committes and UN Women Sweden is one of them. The National Committees support the mission of UN Women and works to promote UN Women´s work for women’s rights.
UN Women Sweden focus, based on an agreement between the national committee and UN Women, on three main areas:
The Swedish national committee works within information/education in the following fields:
- Raise awareness in Sweden about CEDAW through information campaigns, capacity building, conferences, partnerships
- Raise awareness in Sweden about violence against women and trafficking through information campaigns, capacity building, conferences, partnerships with mainly labour unions
- Raise awareness in Sweden about UN Women´s work, women’s rights at information events such international women’s day 8 Mar, UN Day 24 Oct and UN Day against violence against women 25 Nov.
The Swedish National Committee supports the mission of UN Women through membership programmes and fundraising efforts to support UN Women programmes worldwide. The Swedish National Committee organizes it´s individual members in about 15 local chapters and also have other Swedish women’s rights organisations as members. The annual meeting is held every year in April.
The Swedish National Committee for UN Women is headed by a highly active board and the current President is Ms Margareta Winberg, previous Swedish Minister for Gender Equality. The secretariat is based in Stockholm and is headed by acting Executive Director Petra Engberg.
Support UN Women Sweden
Become a member – Show your commitment to gender equality and the rights of women by joining the Swedish National Committee for UN Women. As a member you will enjoy our electronic newsletter (in Swedish) and receive invitations to events and information about UN Womens work. You will also have the chance to be actively involved in one of our many local groups in for example Stockholm, Uppsala, Örebro, Boden, Gothenburg, Malmö and Visby.
It is easy to become a member, all you need to do is to pay the membership fee to the Swedish account PG-35 76 06-3 (don’t forget to include your name, address and e-mail address) or contact us for further details on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual membership: 240 SEK
Students: 120 SEK
Organizations: 400 SEK
The Swedish National Committee for UN Women has through a field visit established contact with the Central African Regional Office for UN Women, located in Rwanda. During the field visit in 2009 a collaboration was initiated which raises funds for Centre Koko, a centre that takes care of women who have survived sexual violence during the conflict eastern Congo.
Give a gift
By giving a gift you will contribute to UN Women´s work through the Trust Fund for Gender Equality, the Trust Fund against Violence Against Women or, for larger donations, ear-marking is possible for specific UN Women-programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Please e-mail us at email@example.com for account number information if you want to contribute or, if you are in Sweden, use this account PG: 900293 – 2 (Do not forget to include you name, adress and e-mail adress).
Job opportunities and Internship Programme
Currently there are no job openings available.
We accept interns at three different occasions during the year;
January – June: 2 interns
June – August: 2 interns
August – January: 2 interns
The start and anticipated duration of internships will be advertised with each opportunity, along with details of how to apply. The listing for the internships will be posted on our website, www.unwomen.se. Applicants are then welcome to apply according to the instructions. UN Women Sweden only accepts applications during the application periods for each internship position as specified on the website.
Our interns come from many different backgrounds and disciplines. Most of them are doing their master studies in Political Sciences, International Relations, Law or Gender Studies but we encourage people with other majors to apply since we are anxious of having a broad competence.
All nationalities are welcome to apply, but applicants must be completely fluent in Swedish.
Swedish National Committee for UN Women
Hammarby Allé 93
120 63 Stockholm
Phone: +46 (0)8 346104
Mobile: +46 (0)733 526 226
Matilda Lidström (maternity leave)
For contact with the President, please use the same e-mail