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The UN Global Compact Women's Empowerment Principles Explained

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), established by UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact offers guidance to businesses on how to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

About the principles

The principles align with international labour and human rights standards and recognise that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.


7 Principles

Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality.

Principle 2: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination.

Principle 3: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men wor…

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