Delegation of the European Union to Cambodia

EU and UN Women partner to boost women’s economic rights and opportunities in Asia

08/03/2019 - 01:29
News stories

The European Union (EU) and UN Women jointly launched today a 3-year WeEmpower Asia programme to encourage the private sector to expand economic participation and business opportunities for women in seven Asian countries: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

 

When more women work, economies grow: European Union and UN Women partner to boost women’s economic rights and opportunities in Asia

 

The European Union (EU) and UN Women jointly launched today a 3-year WeEmpower Asia programme to encourage the private sector to expand economic participation and business opportunities for women in seven Asian countries: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

Funded by the EU, UN Women will implement the €8 million programme aiming to integrate gender concerns into business practices in the region. WeEmpower Asia will promote dialogue among women’s groups and the public and private sector so as to enable a business environment that empowers women; provide skills training for female entrepreneurs to engage with businesses, policy-makers and decision-makers; and support companies to adopt the Women’s Empowerment Principles.

 

Full press release:

English | Bahasa Indonesia

 

 

 

 

Languages:
Editorial Sections: