The 2018-2019 Annual Report highlights progress made around the Asia Pacific Region to make the vision of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls. UN Women stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women's economic empowerment. More
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
In 2010, UN Women and UN Global Compact Network developed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). Forged through an international multi-stakeholder consultative process, the WEPs provide a “gender lens” through which business can analyse current initiatives, benchmarks and reporting practices. Informed by real-life business practices, the Principles help companies tailor existing policies and practices – or establish needed new ones – to realize women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and communities.
Monday, November 2, 2020
This first introductory brochure provides information about the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and UN Women's services to help private companies implement them, including through training and learning programs, technical assistance and innovative new initiatives, such as the UN Women WEPs Activator and Industry Disruptor that are bringing together companies from Asia and Europe to co-create gender-inclusive business and supply chains.
Friday, May 29, 2020
The Gender Equality Update 16 brings out the emerging issues and recommendations from rural women farmers, women entrepreneurs and feminist economists. The update also provides a summary of the UN socio-economic response framework to COVID-19.
Monday, January 20, 2014
During his first visit to Afghanistan from 4-7 October, UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra met with several national and international officials as well as civil society representatives to discuss advancing women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality in Afghanistan. As preparations for international troop withdrawal next year and national elections accelerate, he emphasized the need for greater political and economic empowerment of Afghan women while safeguarding existing gains in women’s rights.
Monday, December 16, 2013
A leaflet on the women’s economic empowerment is published with partnering to Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs Associations of Nepal.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The MSME sector provides opportunities to women for both self-employment and wage employment, this policy brief underpins the pivotal shift from perceiving women as recipients of welfare measures to acknowledging them as economic agents and drivers of growth.