United Nations University

5–53–70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925 Japan



United Nations University’s (UNU) mission is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations, its peoples and Member States. The UNU acts as an international community of scholars; a bridge between the United Nations and the international academic community; a think-tank for the United Nations system; and a builder of capacities, particularly in developing countries.

Areas of Focus

Violence against women is addressed within the research projects and activities of the United Nations University. The issue of violence against women falls across two of the University’s thematic work programmes: Peace and governance; and Global development and inclusion.