As part of amfori’s Gender Equality Strategy and partnership with UN Women, amfori is offering members exclusive and free access to participate in the ‘WEPs Activator’ and join the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) community.
The ‘WEPs Activator’ is a 10-month journey bringing together a small group of companies to advance gender equality through interactive trainings, peer learning, and individual mentoring.
amfori President, Christian Ewert, looks forward to the opportunities that the WEPs Activator will bring for members:
“We encourage all of our members to demonstrate leadership and join the WEPs Activator. Our mission of Trade with Purpose cannot be realized without business leadership and commitment to women’s economic empowerment”
Members can apply to the WEPs Activator by expressing their interest in a short 200-word statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply by 15 September 2020!
About the Women Empowerment Principles: Gender Equality in the Workplace
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Established by UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in and a responsibility for gender equality.
Coming soon in 2020: amfori members’ Gender Taskforce
Alongside the exciting WEPs Activator Programme, amfori members can also join the amfori Gender Taskforce. More details on this are to come later in 2020.