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WeEmpowerAsia, a UN Women programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union, is working to increase the number of women who lead and participate in business in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. It's purpose to promote inclusive and sustainable growth and build more gender-sensitive trade and supply chains between European and Asian markets. Learn more >
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Highlights from WeEmpowerAsia


COVID-19 and Gender Rapid Self-Assessment Tool/Action Planning. Watch video>>
Applying the WEPs to Accelerate Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery. Watch video>>
SMEs & the Asia-Pacific EconomyWatch video>>
Sharing the Burden: Integrated Care Solutions that Support Families, Businesses and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Asia-PacificWatch video>>
Small Matters: Harnessing the Potential of Purpose-Led SMEs for an Inclusive and Sustainable RecoveryWatch video>>

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Around the world, more than 3,200 companies (and counting) have joined our WEPs community with the largest interest coming from the support services, financial services, software and computer services, personal goods, food producers sectors. This Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool (WEPs Tool) is a business-driven tool designed to help companies assess their gender equality performance across the workplace, marketplace and community. Learn more >>

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Telkomtelstra Indonesia Chief Financial Officer Ernest Vincent Hutagalung speaks on the benefits of having more women in business.

Katherin Kirschenmann, Founder and Chief Programme Officer, The Do School (Germany), speaks on the business case for women’s economic empowerment.

Nadira Mohd Yusoff, WeEmpowerAsia Advocate and Chief Executive Officer of Kiddocare, explains why women are a potential boost to the ASEAN regional economy.

Yosayut Sahawatcharin, Vice-President Human Resources Unilever Thailand, shares why women’s economic empowerment makes good economic sense in the region.

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