About the WEPs Awards
The UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards is the first regional awards initiative that recognizes companies who are taking action for gender equality in the region aligned to the Women’s Empowerment Principles, with the ultimate objective to make good practices visible and encourage more business to take action by joining the WEPs.
Shortlisted applications notified by email
Nov 11 - Dec 1
National WEPs Awards Cermonies in China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam
National Thai + Malaysia WEPs Awards Ceremony & Regional WEPs Awards Ceremony
One Winner and two Honorable Mentions will be awarded for each of the following categories:
Learn more about which category you should apply for
All businesses, companies and enterprises (private, public, state-owned, cooperatives and social enterprises), including subsidiaries of multinationals and/or their branches, industry associations and chambers of commerce are eligible to apply. For the Leadership and Youth Leadership awards, we encourage all individuals to apply and will consider of all nationalities as long as the nominated individual has established residency in the country of nomination and/or is a citizen of one of the Asia-Pacific countries.
China (PRC, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Marshall Islands
All applications will be submitted online and assessed through a standardized process that includes verification of supporting documents, due diligence, and judging by an external panel of neutral experts. The judging panel will be composed of external professionals with knowledge of the WEPs and private sector practices that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. They will act on a voluntary basis and receive detailed guidance for scoring in an effort to maximize consistency and objectivity.
The awards will follow a multi-stage approach with national awards ceremonies in the 7 WeEmpowerAsia countries followed by a wider Asia-Pacific regional awards ceremony. Winners from the national awards ceremonies will be combined with a shortlist of applicants from non-WEA countries to form the nominee pool for the regional awards on December 15th.