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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.

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!

WeEmpowerAsia ‘Gender Equality Means Good Business’ Forum

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The ‘Gender Equality Means Good Business’ Forum brings together representatives of Viet Nam’s private companies and European businesses based-locally for a signing ceremony of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

Selected Participants of MyGov COVID-19 Shri Shakti Challenge - Ideation Stage

Thursday, July 23, 2020

In order to support and promote women entrepreneurs, women led startups and solutions by entrepreneurs impacting a large number of women, MyGov in collaboration with UN Women launched the COVID-19 Shri Shakti challenge on 13th April 2020. The challenge is supported by WeEmpowerAsiaProgramme funded by EU.

Category-5 Cyclone Resilient Rakiraki Market Opens

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The people of Rakiraki today celebrated the official opening of the new Rakiraki Market by Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (RET) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama. The new structure is a great example of the partnership between the Government of Fiji, and the Australian Government through the Markets for Change project implemented by UN Women. The new market is Category 5 cyclone-resilient and includes a 40-bed accommodation centre for rural women vendors to stay overnight, improving their personal security and the safety of their produce.

China’s companies recommit to helping female workers amid the COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Beijing, China -- Thirty-seven Chinese companies joining a discussion hosted by UN Women underlined the importance of empowering women as businesses face the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

With savvy honed in UN Women’s WeLearn training, female entrepreneurs in Indonesia keep their businesses afloat

Friday, May 15, 2020

Jakarta, Indonesia -- The commercial shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has hit Indonesia’s smaller businesses especially hard. But some female entrepreneurs have survived -- and even prospered -- by using the savvy and skills they learned in a UN Women entrepreneurship training. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) depend on daily cash flow from sales of goods, but social distancing edicts in cities including Jakarta have forced owners to close up shops. The Ministry of...

Women entrepreneurs improve their digital skills to recover from the COVID-19 crisis in China

Monday, May 11, 2020

138 women entrepreneurs and senior managers learned about the digitization of human resources and business digital transformation as potential strategies to counter the post-COVID-19 crisis, from a webinar series led by UN Women China.

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.

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