Fighting Domestic Violence and Everyday Sexism in the Workplace

22 Sep 2020

To mark the opening of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Uniting Business LIVE was held between 21-23 September 2020. It convened leaders from business, Government and civil society to showcase their commitment to the UN’s mission, drive business ambition on the SDGs; take stock of the state of the world and gaps in progress; and highlight practical examples and actionable solutions. Uniting Business LIVE included the Private Sector Forum (Monday 21 September), the Global Impact Forum (Tuesday 22 September) and the SDG Business Forum (Wednesday 23 September).

#WeLear: Boost Your Confidence – How You Can Be What You Want to Be

18 Sep 2020

Why is it that some of us can take on life’s journey full of confidence while others are unable to fulfil their full potential because of their limiting beliefs about themselves? One difference may simply be the way the conversation you have with yourself about yourself takes shape. We can all learn to focus on empowerment and ‘liberation’ rather than self-talk that is discouraging because it emphasises personal ‘limitation’.

Leveraging Women’s Networks to Advance Gender Equality

16 Sep 2020

The WEPs Journey represents five stages of a company’s engagement with the WEPs: Sign, Action, Capture, Engage, Report. UN Women provides technical guidance that puts the WEPs signatory onto an effective WEPs journey of implementation, driven by accountability and transparency. Several tools and resources are available to kick start companies’ journeys and build their capacities at different stages of their journey.

Webinar: Accelerate Your Company’s WEPs Journey- Insights from Signatories

30 Jun 2020

The webinar will feature resources and tools that put the WEPs signatory onto an effective journey of implementation and showcase the promising practices implemented by the signatories since their engagement with the WEPs at the different stages.

Webinar: Leveraging Inclusive Procurement amid COVID-19

18 Jun 2020

Procurement, whether public or private procurement, is a cornerstone of effective supply chain management. It is about selecting relevant vendors and suppliers, and purchasing their goods, services and work, vital to the organization.

Webinar: Domestic Violence During COVID-19: Supporting Your Employees

19 May 2020

Lockdowns, social distancing and otherrestrictions have left millions of women and girls vulnerable to a growing shadow pandemic of domestic violence, cyberviolence and exploitative grooming of children who have limited access to help.

The webinar will showcase business’ role in caring about their employees working remotely from home in times of COVID-19. The panelists will speak about practical policies and services companies could develop, implement and  practice to help stop domestic violence.

Webinar: COVID-19 and Gender Equality: What Can the Private Sector Do?

30 Apr 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting an unprecedented and significant strain on the global economy and public health systems. It is also highlighting, and magnifying inequalities and the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination faced by women and girls. The pandemic is moving beyond a global health crisis and morphing into a labour market, social and economic crisis, posing a serious threat to women’s employment and livelihoods, especially in precarious informal and non-essential sectors, and to their mental and physical wellbeing. The webinar will be an information session on how private sector could reduce immediate risks to employees, what are the policies or activities to apply during COVID-19, while also reducing the overall economic impact. The speakers will showcase the available tools and resources available to use and dissemination. 

Learning Webinar: Business, Non-discrimination and Gender Equality in the Time of COVID-19

29 Apr 2020

Discrimination in the workplace remains a key challenge to achieving gender equality at work, especially during COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace will be crucial for businesses and economies around the globe to be able to effectively respond to the crisis while “leaving no one behind”.

2020 Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum - Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future

12 Mar 2020

Join us for this year’s Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum held each March as part of the annual session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.