Women's Empowerment Principles 101
Learn about the WEPs, reasons to join, available tools and to get guidance on the signing process.
Time & Location
11 Jul 2023, 15:00 CEST
About the event
Co-hosted by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, this virtual session will provide an overview of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and how the WEPs provide a strong framework for companies to advance gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community.
The Women’s Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles offering guidance to business on how to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Established by UN Women and UN Global Compact, the WEPs are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
WEPs are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By joining the WEPs community, the CEO signals commitment to this agenda at the highest levels of the company and to work collaboratively in multistakeholder networks to foster business practices that empower women. These include equal pay for work of equal value, gender-responsive supply chain practices and zero tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace.
Join us to learn more about the WEPs, reasons to join, available tools and to get guidance on the signing process.