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Creators of solutions to stem COVID-19 honored by Indian Government and UN Women

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Women and girls have been disproportionately hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic’s social isolation and economic fallout. They face increased violence, unpaid care work, and other inequalities and violations of their rights.

Joint UN Programme to support collaboration and effective labour migration governance launched on eve of International Migrants Day

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Colombo, New Delhi and Bangkok – With the ultimate goal to ensure that labour migration is safe, orderly and regular for all women and men from Colombo Process Member States, three UN agencies today launched the Governance of Labour Migration in South and South East Asia (GOALS) regional labour migration programme , on the eve of International Migrants Day. GOALS is a three-year programme jointly implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Labour...

Winners of UN Women’s and MyGov’s COVID-19 Shri Shakti Challenge announced

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

While India was preparing against COVID-19 crisis, which had knocked its door, MyGov and UN Women prepared to engage the women entrepreneurs and women-led startups as also solutions by entrepreneurs impacting women in this fight. MyGov in collaboration with UN Women, under its EU funded WeEmpowerAsia Programme launched the COVID-19 Shri Shakti Challenge on 13/04/2020.

India’s Sustainable Fashion Ecosystem Gets A Boost From 80 Top Innovators

Monday, August 10, 2020

Eighty selected start-ups passionate about gender equality and eager to make more sustainable and women-benefiting fashion can now offer a better future to India’s fashion world, thanks to WeEmpowerAsia’s incubator program, Industry Disruptor.

India’s companies making big waves in the fashion industry

Friday, July 24, 2020

More than 70 companies passionate about gender equality and eager to make more sustainable and women-benefiting fashion in India came together for a webinar hosted by UN Women as part of the Industry Disruptor Challenge.

UN Women and WE HUB to Catalyze India’s Fashion Industry

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The #IndustryDisruptor Challenge provides entrepreneurs of all genders with female-benefitting enterprises in India the chance to tackle sustainability issues in the fashion industry. [Press Release]   NEW DELHI, INDIA – State-led incubator WE HUB will now be able to economically empower more women in India through its collaboration with the joint European Union-UN Women program WeEmpowerAsia . The cooperation will bring together startups passionate about gender...

Take Five: “People in certain sections of the society … continue to have repressive mindsets”

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Ashishkumar Chauhan is Managing Director and CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia’s oldest exchange and the world’s largest exchange, with 5,000-plus listed companies. He is credited with reviving the exchange and completing its initial public offering, which was oversubscribed more than 51 times. On International Women’s Day on March 8, Bombay Stock Exchange signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles which UN Women and United Nations Global Compact developed to guide businesses on improving the situation of women in the workplace. He was interviewed by email.

Anya’s Blog: Let’s make sure COVID-19 doesn’t reverse gains for women in India

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The gradual progress that Indian women have achieved at work and at home could be undermined as we stare at the COVID-19 pandemic. First, the women who face domestic violence are worse off during the stay-at-home measures. A news report cited the National Commission for Women as saying domestic violence complaints more than doubled during the last week of March compared to the first week

Leading companies in India chart next steps to achieve gender equality goals

Thursday, April 9, 2020

New Delhi, India – Representatives of 25 companies in India have discussed the next steps they can take to create more opportunities for women in private businesses, a main goal of UN Women’s work in Asia and the Pacific.

Take Five: “Our mission cannot be realized without women’s economic empowerment.”

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Christian Ewert is President of amfori, a global business association for open and sustainable trade. amfori groups over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations of more than 40 countries, with a combined turnover of more than 1 trillion euros. amfori recently signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which UN Women and United Nations Global Compact developed to guide private companies to create gender-equal workplaces.

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