ETHIOPIAN PRIVATE SECTOR COMMITS TO WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES (WEPs)

The workshop on Gender and Macroeconomics together with experience sharing on Women Economic Principles (WEPs) implementation from Kenya was held on 4-5 April 2019 in Addis Ababa. The purpose of the workshop was to create common understanding about Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE), to increase knowledge on Gender and Macroeconomics and its intertwined and complementarity nature, to enable the private sector to understand the positive impact of gender responsiveness to their respective business and to familiarize the participants with the concept of Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and how it is being implemented in other countries.

Because of the workshop, some of the private companies commit to become signatories and promote the Women Empowerment Principles. Other companies have also shown interest to work with UN Women beyond being signatories.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Ethiopia

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment

UN Women office involved in publication: Ethiopia Country Office

Publication year: 2019

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)