This year, the application cycle ran from May 31st to August 9th, for 6 categories with a special category for Youth Leadership in the UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign. In total, 700 applications from 485 companies in 20 countries have been received! Looking forward to this year’s WEPs Awards? Learn more >>
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Highlights from WeEmpowerAsia


November 18, 2021 | Press release

22 Asia-Pacific firms recognized in UN Women 2021 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

November 9, 2021 | Event

UN Women to Hold 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional WEPs Awards

November 5, 2021 | Press release

Businesses in Asia Unlock Growth and Potential Through Gender Smart Investing

November 2, 2021 | Featured story

I am Generation Equality: Shannon Kalayanamitr, Thai technology industry executive and gender equality advocate

October 29, 2021 | Press release

UN Women and European Union award gender-equality prize to Malaysia’s top private-sector companies

October 22, 2021 | Press release

Vietnamese company leaders receive UN Women awards for advancing gender equality

October 22, 2021 | Press release

Indonesian companies pledge to advance gender equality in businesses at the 2021 Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards

October 21, 2021 | Press release

Seven Thai firms win award for gender inclusivity from UN Women and EU

October 21, 2021 | Event

UN Women to Hold the National 2021 Thailand WEPs Awards

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