Thailand plots roadmap to gender equality in business

This aims to increase women’s empowerment in the workplace and Thailand's progress towards sustainable socio-economic development.
By: | March 22, 2022

Presented at an event in Bangkok called “Inclusive Policy means Sustainable Growth”, the roadmap seeks to advance the accountability and reporting of gender indicators for listed companies; promote women’s corporate leadership; and advance the participation of businesses owned and led by women in the national and global supply chains of governments and corporations.

The event was a milestone for women in Asia and around the world as it presented the idea of “Building Pathways to Gender Equality and Sustainability” through the roadmap titled “Women’s Empowerment Principle: Thailand Policy Brief”.

Sarah Knibbs, Officer-in-Charge, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, hopes the roadmap will serve as a guide for policymakers and other bodies to incentivise and regulate gender-responsive business conduct. Gender equality does not only mean good business, but inclusive and sustainable growth where all groups of society can contribute, she said.

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The event was organised by WeEmpowerAsia, a UN Woman programme funded by the European Union, in collaboration with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Office of small and Medium-sized Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP), and the regional non-profit Kenan Foundation Asia, according to Pattaya Mail.