Shaboard | Women Empowerment Principles

Welcome to Shaboard, a place where we believe STRONG WOMEN make STRONG COMMUNITIES.

Women empowerment is about ensuring that women have a real voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision-making and influence the decisions that will determine the future of their families and countries

womenempowerment1The Women’s Empowerment Principles offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Developed through a partnership between UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles are designed to support companies in reviewing existing policies and practices—or establishing new ones—to realize women’s empowerment.

 

In brief, the Principles are:

  1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
  2. Treat all women and men fairly at work—respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
  3. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
  4. Promote education, training and professional development for women
  5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
  6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
  7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

Remember, As Shaboard believes, Empowering women will benefit the whole society as they are the anchors of families.

 

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