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Women's Empowerment Principles
WHAT IS WEPs?

WEPs stands for Women's Empowerment Principles and WEPs is about empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and throughout all levels of economic activity.
It's essential to:

  • Building strong economies
  • Establishing more stable and just societies
  • Achieving internationally-agreed goals for development, sustainability and human rights
  • Improving quality of life for women, men, families and communities; and
  • Propelling businesses’ operations and goals


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WEPs 7 PRINCIPLES

1.

Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality

2.

Treat all women and men fairly at work - respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination

3.

Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers

4.

Promote education, training and professional development for women

5.

Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women

6.

Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy

7.

Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

EQUALITY MEANS BUSINESS

More than 1200 business leaders around the world have demonstrated leadership on gender equality through the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs). 

Learn more about the business case to promote gender equality and how you can use the WEPs to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. 

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WHY WEPs FOR MY BUSINESS?

The WEPs NZ committee acknowledge the generous support of the NZ Work Research Institute in hosting, analysing and reporting on the annual survey in 2015 and 2016.
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