September 7, 2020

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). To celebrate this milestone, the UN Women Asia-Pacific announces the call for nominations for the UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards 2020.

This will be the first awards initiative in the region to recognize exemplary business practices for gender equality aligned to the WEPs. Established by the UN Women and United Nations Global Compact, the WEPs are a set of 7 principles guiding businesses to become more gender-responsive across their value chain. Its support gathered global momentum – with thousands of companies worldwide regardless of size and sector becoming WEPs champions – and therefore also contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Supported by WeEmpowerAsia, this UN Women program is funded by and in partnership with the European Union to enhance gender-inclusive business cultures and create more inclusive and equitable economies in Asia-Pacific and Europe.

This is a unique opportunity for business leaders and companies to be recognized and advance their efforts for gender equality amongst their customers, employees and partners, as well as inspire others to take action for wider impact.

From China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, applicants will have the chance to be recognized in the National WEPs Awards on November 11, 2020 as well as the opportunity to be selected as Asian regional winners and celebrate in the larger Regional WEPs Awards on December 10, 2020.

PANA members are invited to register and join the Live Information Session on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 which will be held online with Ma. Rosalyn G. Mesina, Country Program Manager of WeEmpower Asia, and Amy Baum, Internal Consultant of UN Women WeEmpowerAsia Regional Office, to enlighten advocates, allies, and interested companies to learn more about the WEPs, the 2020 Asia WEPs Awards and its categories to enter their nominations.

For more details or to start your application process, visit




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