02.5 UN Women Australia

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UN Women Australia is the National Committee for UN Women in Australia and is one of 17 National Committees globally that are mandated to support UN Women through advocacy, awareness raising and fundraising.

UN Women Australia (formerly UNIFEM Australia) has a small team of staff based in Canberra and is represented by volunteer sub-committees in all states and territories. UN Women Australia focuses its work on women’s leadership and political participation, economic security, ending violence against women and women’s role in peace and security. In recent years, UN Women Australia has focused both on the international development mandate but also on the domestic gender equality agenda.

The relationship between UN Women and the UN Women Australia National Committee, is governed by a Recognition Agreement between the two organisations, which, in the case of Australia, has been in place for 23 years.