Women’s Empowerment Principles

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of seven principles that offer guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. The WEPs were developed as a joint initiative between UN Women and the UN Global Compact and are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that business have a stake in and responsibility for gender equality and women’s empowerment. While there have been many empirical studies that demonstrate the business case for gender equality, many Australian companies are yet to include gender equality within their top strategic priorities.

By signing the Women’s Empowerment Principles, organisations can take the first step in transforming their workplace. The cultural change that results will not only improve the reputation of the organisation, it will also improve bottom line performance and facilitate the realisation of women’s potential within Australia.

To learn more about the Women’s Empowerment Principles, visit the WEPs website, review this publication outlining what the WEPs are, why companies should sign and expectations of WEPs signatories, or contact UN Women Australia on (02) 6185 0010 or [email protected]