Partnerships are essential to the success of the programme, and ensure that we work together to make every woman and girl count. UN Women partners with governments and civil society groups, statistical organizations, international agencies, and donors. Some partnerships are focused on implementing the programme in countries, others are focused on building capacity and sharing expertise, and still others enable us to work towards the common goal for more and better gender data without duplicating our efforts.
The programme benefits from the generous support of the Governments of Australia, Ireland, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
At the global level UN Women is collaborating with the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) to integrate gender into National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) by providing tools and guidance for countries. UN Women will also work with WHO on the VAW programme.
At the regional level, UN Women will advocate for gender equality to be incorporated into regional reporting and intergovernmental mechanisms, working with UN Regional Commissions such as ESCAP.
At the national level, the programme will be implemented in coordination with National Statistical Offices and other government agencies such as Ministries of Gender.
Civil society organizations
Partnerships will also be developed with civil society organizations, to support advances in gender statistics and to ensure coordination of all plans and activities in this area. Working with a network of partners, particularly Data2X and Plan International at the global level and civil society advisory groups at the national level, UN Women will strengthen its advocacy efforts for gender equality and the importance gender statistics.