Daily Hürriyet signs UN’s women empowering principles
ISTANBULA total of 42 companies from Turkey, including daily Hürriyet, have signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), founded in collaboration with U.N. Women and U.N. Global Compact, on March 6, ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.
Daily Hürriyet, known for its projects on preventing violence against women and increasing gender equality in the country, has become the first media organ in Turkey which promises to keep the WEPs.
The WEPs are a set of principles for businesses offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
Daily Hürriyet has also signed the U.N. Global Compact and become a participant of the WEPs platform.
At a March 6 ceremony hosted by the Istanbul Stock Exchange (Borsa Istanbul), 18 companies signed these principles, bringing the total number of companies who have signed the WEPs up to 42.
By signing the WEPs, daily Hürriyet promised to keep the following seven principles: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality; treat all women and men fairly at work; respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination; ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers; promote education, training and professional development for women; implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women; promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy; and measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.