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The UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

The UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

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Applications call for the UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards 2020.

The UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards aim to encourage, value and recognize the efforts of individuals and businesses that promote gender-inclusive business cultures and the achievement of gender equality in the Asia-Pacific, guided by the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). Launched worldwide in 2010 by UN Women and UN Global Compact, the WEPs is a holistic set of 7 principles that support the business to advance gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

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.


The UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards will recognize initiatives in the following categories

  • Leadership Commitment
  • Youth Leadership
  • Gender-inclusive Workplace
  • Gender-responsive Marketplace
  • Community and Industry
  • Engagement and COVID-19 Action


Awardees of the UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards will receive

  • Free access to UN Women mentoring and training programs that will help you assess your company’s progress on gender equality and implement a Gender Action Plan.
  • Worldwide recognition and visibility through joint speaking and media opportunities in UN Women’s and WEPs Communication Channels, Events, and Media.
  • A company case study featured in a special issue of the WeEmpower Asia newsletter.


  • 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.

Winners will be celebrated at the prestigious Regional WEPs Awards Ceremony on December 10, 2020.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline25 September,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerWEPs Awards



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