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Take Five: “The future of fashion can belong to everyone”

Friday, April 3, 2020

Ankiti Bose is CEO of Zilingo, an online fashion retail business (B2B and B2C). She has been featured in the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30, Fortune 40 Under 40, and Bloomberg 50 lists. In visiting Chatuchak market in Bangkok, she noticed a gap in the fashion industry: while small- and medium-sized enterprises had a lot to offer and were hungry for growth, they were ill-equipped to scale up or to compete with global players without the right tools and software. She set out to level the playing field by starting Zilingo with Chief Technical Officer Dhruv Kapoor.

China’s companies step up support for Women’s Empowerment Principles

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A recent surge in support has brought to 74 the number of companies in China that have become official signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), and started creating fairer conditions for women in the workplace, marketplace and the community. Since July 1, 2019, 44 companies have submitted the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles. Companies become official signatories after that statement is approved. As of March 13, there were 74 official signatories in China, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

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.

Across Asia, Stock Exchanges “Ring the Bell” to Advance Gender Equality

Thursday, March 5, 2020

[Joint regional press release ] The bell ringing ceremonies will start in Kuala Lumpur on 6 March, in partnership with Bursa Malaysia, followed by Mumbai and Manila on 11 March with the National Stock Exchange of India and the Philippines Stock Exchange, respectively. The series will conclude on 13 March with bell ringing ceremony in Mumbai with the Bombay Stock Exchange. Both the Indonesia Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Thailand have expressed their commitment to organize similar events later this year.

Stock Exchanges ‘Ring the Bell’ for Gender Equality across Asia

Friday, February 28, 2020

[Updated] Over the course of two weeks in early March, stock exchanges across Asia, in partnership with the joint European Union-UN Women programme, WeEmpowerAsia, will hold a series of “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” events in a symbolic gesture to mark International Women’s Day (8 March).

WeEmpowerAsia gives boost to female entrepreneurs in China

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Representatives of 35 leading women-owned startups from various industries gathered in Beijing on 4 December to discuss the challenges of running small- and medium-sized firms as well as ways to collaborate with the programme, WeEmpowerAsia. The programme, which promotes women in private sector businesses around Asia, had launched in China a week earlier. UN women organized the half-day consultation; women-owned companies contributed to the logistics and services.

EU-UN Women programme ‘WeEmpowerAsia’ to ‘unleash bigger opportunities’ for China’s women in business

Friday, January 3, 2020

China has strong policy frameworks in place, but there is room to “unleash bigger opportunities” for women in business and society at large, said Katja Freiwald, WeEmpowerAsia Regional Programme Manager. The ‘WeEmpowerAsia’ launch was held as part of the annual International Conference on Gender Equality and Corporate Social Responsibility on 26 November 2019 in Beijing. UN Women China hosted the conference in partnership with the European Union Delegation and the Embassy of Sweden.

Nepal shows solid progress in legislating for the rights of women and girls, UN Report says, but cultural barriers persist

Friday, January 3, 2020

Nepal is an example of a low-income country that has made significant progress in improving women’s access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, including access to safe and legal abortion. It is one of the few countries in the world that has gone from banning abortion outright to allowing it on request in recent times. Nepal is also one of the only three countries including Bhutan and Uzbekistan in Central and Southern Asia to criminalize marital rape, according to UN Women report titled Progress of the World’s Women 2019 – 2020: Families in a changing world.

UN Women to Support Provincial Initiatives on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Bangka Belitung Islands

Friday, January 3, 2020

[Press release] The Provincial Government of Bangka Belitung Islands and UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment announced on 26 December its partnership to support women's entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment in Bangka Belitung Islands. This collaboration reinforced the shared goal of both organizations to realizing women’s rights for equal economic opportunity.

Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

Friday, November 29, 2019

Ministers and high-level officials from 45 countries in the Asia-Pacific region have committed to intensify priority actions towards realizing women’s rights and fundamental freedoms for an equal future. The Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+25 Review was adopted after intense negotiations at a three-day Ministerial Conference, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific this week.

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