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.
UN Women is gravely concerned with the intensification of the military offensive in Ukraine. We are committed to supporting Ukraine’s people, especially its women and girls, at this time of greatest need. Help us address the burgeoning needs of Ukrainian women and girls.
A record of 119 exchanges and central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) around the world will support the eighth annual 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality' campaign, to raise awareness about the role and opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. For the eighth consecutive year, markets in 98 countries are planning to ring opening or closing bells to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 – starting on 4 March and continuing until the end of the month of March. UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day 2022, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizes women’s leadership of and contribution to climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.