Australia wants to level up women empowerment in PHMedia Coverage /26 March 2017
Australia is providing over AusD1 million (about P35 million) to support the business coalition component of the Investing in Women program, an initiative of the Australian government that commenced in April of 2016.
The program is to improve women’s economic participation, build markets for women and influence the private and public sector environment to promote women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia.
Part of the investment will go to EDGE certification for Philippine companies.
The EDGE tool is a global standard to assess businesses’ policies and practices against gender equality benchmarks and help companies take steps to create more equitable and profitable workplaces.
The Investing in Women program will support the Philippine Government’s efforts in promoting gender equality and economic parity.
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