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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.

I am Generation Equality: Celina Jaitly, actor and activist

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality.

Political Will: A Significant Driver of Gender Budgeting

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Political will is the motive/will of the political leader of a nation that generates political action. The first person that comes to mind when one talks about political will is Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Everyone’s eyes are on what this political leader will accomplish in their term as head of the state. With regard to Gender Equality, various stakeholders of the Government have emphasised on “women-led development” as the big policy shift. One of the key ways to push this policy, is to make women enablers of the desired change. In my recent experience and interaction with this Government on Gender Budgeting, there are two particular instances of significance that I would like to enumerate upon.

When more women work, economies grow: European Union and UN Women partner to boost women’s economic rights and opportunities in Asia

Friday, March 8, 2019

The European Union and UN Women jointly launched today a 3-year WeEmpowerAsia programme to encourage the private sector to expand economic participation and business opportunities for women in seven Asian countries: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. Funded by the EU, UN Women will implement the €8 million programme aiming to integrate gender concerns into business practices in the region. WeEmpowerAsia will promote dialogue among women’s groups and the public and private sector so as to enable a business environment that empowers women; provide skills training...

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