WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES: Global Trends Report 2018
There is growing evidence that women’s empowerment and gender equality has a multiplier effect on families, communities, businesses, and sustainable economies.
As the engine for jobs, innovation, and investment, business has a critical role to play in advancing gender equality and empowering women to reach their full potential and has proven crucial to innovation, productivity and market growth.
To guide business on empowering women and advancing gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community, the UN Global Compact and UN Women developed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), launched in 2010. The Seven Principles offer a holistic framework based on real-life practices for business to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.