The UN, the UUA and Empowering Women


It’s unbelievable that in developing countries, one in every three girls is married before reaching age 18. Sexual Rights are the ability to make your own decisions about partners, privacy, and protection.

“Guided by our principles, Unitarian Universalists are called to advocate for international human rights;”

Reproductive health is access to healthcare, medication, and education, in order to ensure a healthy reproductive system and healthy pregnancies. In some countries there are numerous preventable diseases related to pregnancy and child-birth that women all over the world die from if they do not have access to the proper treatment.

“Guided by our principles, Unitarian Universalists are called to be a voice for the voiceless by promoting the inherent worth and dignity of all living things.”

Sexual health can be described as well being and safety on all levels in terms of sexuality. This can include protection from sexual illnesses and violence, as well as education on how to obtain this protection.

Why are you a UU?

Maybe it’s because some of your UUFP money supports the empowerment of women!


In my  community, most people believe that women are not as logical as men are. This affects the choices you make in life—it tells you that some jobs are just not for you.

When  Ileana Crudu, now 19, finished high school in 2016, she had completed one year of training as a participant of GirlsGoIT, a UN Women-supported initiative

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One Response to The UN, the UUA and Empowering Women

  1. Lehni says:

    I am glad to see this. I would like to see more about this. Racial injustice is important,. The injustices regarding women are also vital. I’d like to see us focus and work equally hard on both issues.

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