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 >>
The UN Women-Kenan Foundation Asia collaboration aims to support corporations in Thailand to integrate gender equality into the way of doing business through the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). Learn more >
What are business leaders saying in support of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)? Learn more >
Congratulations to the winners of the UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards! Learn more Learn more >
WeEmpowerAsia is bringing up-to-date analysis and information on how and why women’s economic empowerment matters in the COVID-19 response. Learn more >
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. The programme aims 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


August 27, 2021 | Press release

Reckitt and UN Women partnership to create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for women in India

August 6, 2021 | Press release

amfori and UN Women invite top European companies to close the gender gap by participating in a 9-month training programme

June 2, 2021 | Press release

New report urges for collective action to unleash the benefits of implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles in ASEAN

June 1, 2021 | Press release

“Let us commit to action”: UN regional leaders call for concrete steps to integrate human rights standards into business practice

May 31, 2021 | Press release

UN Women’s 2021 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards competition opens

April 23, 2021 | Blog

UN Women launches new programme to foster women’s economic participation in the care industry

March 30, 2021 | Our impact

China’s companies giving more opportunities to women

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