Women's Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment Principles Stakeholders Call for New UN-Business Paradigm

Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias
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Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton and Business Leaders Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rights

Largest Gathering of Private Sector at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Support Strategic Partnership to Deliver on Gender Equality
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NEW YORK, March 10, 2015, 3BL Media/ – At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, to promote the business case for involving women at every level and the need for all stakeholders, including business, to be strategic partners for gender equality and sustainable developmen

Financial Inclusion in the Supply Chain: An Evaluation of the HERfinance Pilot in India


Over a two-year period, BSR piloted HERfinance at 11 garment factories in India to test the hypothesis that the HERproject model would translate well to critical topics beyond health.

Deepening Business' Engagement on Women's Empowerment


While we have made incredible strides on advancing women globally, much work remains to ensure that women have equal pay and representation, equal protection under the law, and equal treatment within their families and communities.

To mark International Women's Day, BSR is featuring a series of articles on how business can go further to advance women by:

Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

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NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality and to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.  

General Mills Reaffirms Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Women’s Empowerment


Yesterday, hundreds of thousands across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day. This important holiday has been observed since the early 1900’s and still today it continues to serve as a day to remember gender equality and women’s empowerment in our society and around the world.

The Replenish Africa Initiative Empowers Women

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Women are a driving force in our world - yet in Africa and the developing world, women spend nearly 40 billion hours collecting water and caring for those with water-related illnesses. At school, many girls face a lack of privacy, safety and sanitation causing many to drop out. 

RAIN is tackling these challenges. The Replenish Africa Initiative empowers women by providing clean water access, sanitation and hygiene education. It all starts with water.

BSR Report 2013-2014 Case Study | ANN INC.: Improving the Lives of 100,000 Women Workers in the Supply Chain


As outlined in a case study from the BSR Report 2013-14, BSR helped ANN INC. develop a multiyear commitment to provide 100,000 women in its global supply chain with health and financial literacy training.

Read more about the case study on the BSR Report website: http://report.bsr.org/en/our-work/ann-inc.


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Call for Nominations for 2015 Women's Empowerment Principles CEO Leadership Awards

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Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2015 WEPs CEO Leadership Awards, which recognize business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the Women's Empowerment Principles. 

Indian Immersion: Trip Gives Bloggers Up-Close Look at Coke’s Women’s Empowerment Programs.

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This week, Hindustan Coca-Cola Bottlers Beverages, Ltd. (HCCB) welcomes eight mom bloggers to India for a first-hand look at Coke’s innovative efforts to empower women throughout its value chain. Over the next several days, the bloggers will visit five cities to observe how an estimated 131,000 women in local communities are benefitting from Coca-Cola programs.


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