What are business leaders saying in support of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)? Learn more >
The UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards are accepting applications from all Asia-Pacific countries from now until October 12th and will recognize  initiatives  in the following categories:  Leadership, Youth Leadership  (for leaders until 30 years of age), Gender-Inclusive  Workplace, Gender-Responsive Marketplace, Community and Industry Engagement, and  COVID-19 Action.  Visit www.asiapacificwepsawards.org to start your application process today!
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. 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 >
Sign the Women's Empowerment Principles Today! The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of 7 Principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Learn more >

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 Economy. Watch video>>
Sharing the Burden: Integrated Care Solutions that Support Families, Businesses and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Asia-Pacific. Watch video>>
Small Matters: Harnessing the Potential of Purpose-Led SMEs for an Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery. Watch video>>

Get Involved

Take the WEPs tool
Sign the WEPs CEO Statement of Support
Check out resources on women’s entrepreneurship here.
Want to join the movement? Download our free social media packs, share them on social media using the hashtag #WeEmpowerAsia and tag @unwomenasia
Check out policy briefs and other resources on women’s economic empowerment here.


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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For more information about the WeEmpowerAsia regional programme, please contact weempower.asia(@)unwomen.org

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