On 10 December 2020, amfori and UN Women organised a webinar in India on the Women Empowerment Principles. The webinar showcased the business case for promoting gender equality within the corporate sector, with a specific focus on India. Businesses from across India learned from good practices from different industry sectors, including textile manufacturing (Kariwala Industries) and the tech sector (Datamatics) who demonstrated industry best practice.
The webinar was organised in the context of a broad partnership between amfori and UN Women to jointly advance gender equality and women’s empowerment among businesses.
To this end, both organisations are cooperating to progress women’s empowerment, particularly in the Asian and European regions. This will be achieved through collaboration on strengthening women’s participation and leadership in the economy and working with private sector companies to integrate gender equality into their way of doing business.
As part of this partnership, amfori and UN Women call upon the business sector to sign the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and to engage in the WEPs Activator. The WEPs Activator is a joint 10-month project that helps companies to analyse their gender gaps and develop a corresponding action plan. A series of webinars will further guide companies on how to put the WEPs into practice in their own business and along their global supply chains.