Civil society partnerships

Artwork - 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
Artwork - 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Credits: UN Women

Civil society is one of UN Women’s most important constituencies. It is a dynamic source of ideas and policy perspectives, partnerships, and support.

Following its establishment in 2011, UN Women’s partnership with civil society has been strategic and innovative and aimed at strengthening political solidarity and feminist movement building. This relationship is founded on the principle of leaving no one behind and premised on the reality that women and girls suffer intersectional discrimination based on their gender, race, class, etc. Placing the progress of the most marginalized communities first is a critical component of this vision.

UN Women Pakistan engages and supports civil society led initiatives, especially women and youth-led local organizations, to create community ownership, provide localized solutions and ensure sustainability of initiatives that promote gender equality and women’s rights, as project operations phase out. Pakistan Country Office will continue to identify, strengthen, and scale good practices of CSOs so that they continue to support their communities and work in conjunction with government stakeholders.