UN WEPs – Global Principles for Advance towards Gender Equality
The CCLA will be hosting an EDI and social program on Thursday, July 23. We are pleased to have speakers Stephanie Dei - National Coordinator, Canada for UN Women & WE EMPOWER and Rebecca Bromwich - CCLA Diversity Committee Chair. Join us for an informative session on UN Women’s Empowerment Principles followed by a bring your own beverage social / open discussion period.
The CCLA is the first legal professional association to sign on to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles. This webinar offers attendees a chance to learn more about the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles. The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of intersectional principles that consider gender equality in a transnational context of racial, socio-economic, and other inequalities. The WEPs offer guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Established by UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment. While the UN WEPs are relevant in all economic sectors, they are increasingly being adopted by law firms both in Canada and internationally.