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Activities for Ending Violence Against Women: UN Women Caribbean Regional Office

Published on 22 November 2022

WEPs Signatories in Jamaica have pursued impactful initiatives which were shared during a UN Women-organized workshop, held in partnership with Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) on 18 May 2022. The workshop on "Promoting Freedom from Violence in our Workplaces and Communities" gathered current and potential signatories.

Activities for Ending Violence Against Women: UN Women Albania office

Published on 22 November 2022

The WEPs community in Albania is growing rapidly. In November 2022, 30 companies had adopted the WEPs of which 19 joined in 2022. Eighteen of these WEPs signatories participated in a meeting – organized by UN Women Albania in October 2022 – to discuss the private sector's role during this year’s 16 days of activism on ending violence against women.

Activities for Ending Violence Against Women: UN Women Ecuador office

Published on 22 November 2022

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) in Ecuador, the percentage of women workers in the construction sector is 3.9% and only 7.8% of people who drive heavy transport in Ecuador are women. This is due to several factors related to the gender bias, the lack of training for women in this sector and even the negative perceptions of women who work in construction.

Activities for Ending Violence Against Women: UN Women Bangladesh office

Published on 22 November 2022

 In 2022, 45 companies in Bangladesh have improved capacities to implement gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community after receiving  capacity-building support from UN Women. Out of these, 16 companies showed strengthened commitments towards gender equality, having adopted the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). This in turn has benefited nearly 1,400 women employees.

Providing women with empowering tools

Published on 24 June 2022
Climate Fund Managers (CFM) is a Dutch investment manager that uses blended finance structuring to attract public and private capital to invest in high-impact sectors in emerging economies. CFM invests in climate-themed sectors by setting up specific finance vehicles, such as its Climate Investor One (CI1), with a mandate to finance renewable energy projects and Climate Investor Two (CI2), which focuses on water, sanitation, and oceans. CFM is dedicated to securing a sustainable future through impact investing.

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2022

Published on 4 March 2022
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.

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