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LeadWomen and UN Women invite top 300 Malaysian companies to commit to gender equality

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

LeadWomen Sdn Bhd and UN Women today announced new and expansive commitments for the economic empowerment of women that will target 300 leading companies in Malaysia by September 2021.

Indonesia supports the global movement towards equal pay

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Indonesia, together with the world, is going to celebrate for the first time, “the International Equal Pay Day”, on 18 September. This international day marks the commitment of the United Nations to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls.

She Bounces Back: Lighting the last mile in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

There are still 840 million people still living without electricity – most of them in poor and remote areas. While those who can afford it will buy kerosene lamps or candles, many people live in complete darkness once night falls, and this figure will have increased during the pandemic when so many have lost their livelihoods. Kerosene and candles also offer poor quality light at a high cost to the environment – one kerosene lamp can emit one ton of carbon dioxide in five years.

WeEmpowerAsia Thailand WEPs Signing Ceremony ‘Principles into Practice’

Friday, September 11, 2020

Up to 100 chief executives are expected to sign the CEO Statement of Support as they commit to the seven WEPs Principles and intensify their efforts to bring more women in at all levels, including giving women senior corporate posts and treating all workers fairly.

She Bounces Back: One ‘Energy Mom’s’ breakthrough with digitalization

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Including women at the heart of crisis recovery will boost the economy and remove barriers to the creativity, perseverance and success of female entrepreneurs. At #SheBouncesBack @UNWomen has invited female small and medium-sized business owners to tell us about fighting the pandemic from the economic frontlines. Please join us and share your story!

UN Women and Gojek Collaborate to Enhance the Economic Empowerment of Women in Indonesia

Friday, September 4, 2020

Jakarta, 7 September 2020 – UN Women and Gojek, Southeast Asia's leading on-demand, multi-service tech platform, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the economic empowerment of women in Indonesia. Grounded in UN Women’s universal mandate to advance gender equality and Gojek’s commitment towards enabling inclusive growth across communities, the MoU will provide a strong framework for strengthening and leveraging synergies and...

EU-funded project WeEmpowerAsia launches UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Timed with the 10th anniversary of the WEPs, the Awards will offer business leaders and companies a unique opportunity to be recognized and make their efforts to advance gender equality visible amongst their customers, employees and partners, as well as inspire others to take action for wider impact.

Helping women entrepreneurs in Asia and Europe to thrive under lockdown

Friday, August 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical role of collaboration in creating gender-inclusive ecosystems where women can emerge and thrive. As the European Union, UN Women and its partners Bopinc and The DO School highlight their commitment to helping more women entrepreneurs on the occasion of the World Entrepreneurs Day this year, two initiatives should be recognised for their remarkable progress in providing the space and tools these women need: the Entrepreneurship Accelerator and Industry Disruptor.

Camille Wauters “We see how positive these changes have been for the whole society.”

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Camille Wauters in Timorese traditional dress. Photo: UN Women/Helio Miguel Camille Wauters has been with UN Women since 2008. She started working in Niger as a UN Volunteer for UN Women as Economic Empowerment Officer and then continued working in Palestine. She has been working at the Timor-Leste Country Office since 2014, where she managed the Gender Mainstreaming programme and later the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) programme. Let’s hear more about her work with UN Women Timor...

Leading companies in Viet Nam sign the CEO Statement of Support for Women’s Empowerment Principles

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

[Press release] Ha Noi, Viet Nam – Twenty-one business leaders in Viet Nam joining a forum hosted by UN Women have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as they chart the next steps to achieve gender equality in workplace, marketplace and community. The companies endorsed the Statement in the presence of the “Equality Means Business” forum organizers – UN Women, the EU Delegation in Viet Nam and the Viet Nam Women...

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