Women’s Empowerment Principles in Georgia: Promising Practices 2019
In 2010, UN Women and the UN Global Compact joined forces to help companies worldwide to promote gender equality in the workforce and society. Consequently, the Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (WEPs) came into being. These seven principles provide a basic framework to guide companies, large or small, to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
This booklet presents selected examples of how WEPs companies in Georgia confronted opportunities and challenges as they strode further towards empowering women in 2019. As shown in this booklet, a new trend we observed during the year is that an increasing number of companies expanded their WEPs work beyond the workplace into the marketplace and communities and took steps to empower female entrepreneurs and local women. The diverse stories we share here demonstrate that every step taken towards women’s empowerment is very unique and valuable and that the WEPs are making a positive contribution to Georgia’s path towards gender equality.