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Rescheduling of Webinar on Women’s Empowerment Principles

Women’s Economic Empowerment
07 March 2019
Rescheduling of Webinar on Women’s Empowerment Principles

Thank you for those who registered for the below event, we regret to inform that the webinar is cancelled due to technical issues with the host. The webinar will be rescheduled soon and the new time advertised here.

On Thursday 7 March 2019, UN Women will deliver a webinar on Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) for IORA Member States. The webinar will introduce the WEPs and a number of case studies demonstrating the benefits of successful WEPs implementation in different IORA countries.

 

In support of the IORA Action Plan for 2017-21, the Australian Government has engaged with UN Women to implement a three-year project on Promoting women’s economic empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim with the collaboration of the IORA Secretariat. In addition to producing new research, the project will provide capacity-building activities, including a series of webinars on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), to foster enabling environments for women’s economic empowerment both in the public and the private sectors.

 

The Webinar A series of webinars will be held to encourage potential and actual WEPs signatory companies to develop and implement gender-responsive policies and practices in line with the WEPs. This first webinar will introduce the WEPs and a number of case studies demonstrating the benefits of successful WEPs implementation in different IORA countries.

 

Agenda

1. Welcome

2. Video introduction on UN Women and the origins of the WEPs

3. Overview presentation on the WEPs and the results of their implementation

4. Questions and Discussion 

5. Closure


Who can participate? This webinar is ideally suited for IORA government counterparts and Working Group members, representatives of Chambers of Commerce, women’s business associations and private enterprises.

Webinar Details:

Date and Time Thursday, 7 March 2019 from 10:00-11:00 (GMT+4)

 

The Webinar will be presented by Leigh Tomppert, UN Women Coordinator of the Promoting women’s economic empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim project.

More information Please contact leigh.tomppert@unwomen.org or jhinni.awotar@iora.int.

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