In 2020, WeEmpowerAsia launched the UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards, the first regional awards initiative recognizing private sector action for gender equality aligned with the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a set of 7 principles guiding businesses to become more gender-inclusive across their value chain. After receiving more than 400 applications from 17 countries across the Asia-Pacific, and celebrating national awardees in 7 countries, eighteen of the region’s top private sector champions for gender equality were awarded at the WEPs Awards Regional Ceremony on December 15, 2020. To see highlights of last year’s awards, visit www.asiapacificwepsawards.org.
To officially kick off the 2021 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards, we invite you to join us for this special launch event. We will be unveiling the 2021 categories, providing the details on the application timeline and process, and hearing from some of the 2020 Winners. A highlight of the launch will be a special celebration of all new WEPs signatories in the region. Visit www.weps.org/join today to become part of a global community of more than 4,500 organizations committed to taking action for gender equality!
WeEmpowerAsia is a 3-year UN Women programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union that seeks to increase the number of women who participate in and lead in business in the Asia-Pacific. To learn more about WeEmpowerAsia, visit: http://weempowerasia.org