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Missed last year's event? Watch the recording of the inaugural Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards regional ceremony in 2020.
The UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards honour the exceptional efforts of individuals and businesses that promote the gender-inclusive business culture within their companies and networks in line with the WEPs or Women's Empowerment Principles. The WEPs, developed by UN Women and UN Global Compact in 2010, are a set of seven guiding principles for businesses promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.
The next decade of the Women's Empowerment Principles
The year 2020 marked the 10th anniversary of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which now have close to 5,000 signatories. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economies especially in the Asia-Pacific, businesses have a distinct role and opportunity to embrace the WEPs and help advance a more inclusive recovery. The UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards utilizes this historic moment to recognize and showcase exceptional private sector action toward gender equality within organizations.
As we enter the next decade, the second edition of the WEPs Awards will honour companies with outstanding championship of gender equality, with new categories to be announced on April 21, 2021.
The WEPs Awards is hosted by WeEmpowerAsia, a UN Women programme with the EU as donor and partner, that aims to increase the number of women who lead and participate in business in seven countries of Asia. To learn more about WeEmpowerAsia, visit http://weempowerasia.org.