EQUATE supports women’s rights, signs UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

As part of its belief in equal rights, EQUATE Petrochemical Company participated in signing the United Nations (UN) Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) statement in partnership with a number of leading organisations in Kuwait.

Dr Ramachandran signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles statement of support during a ceremony organised by the General Secretariat of Supreme Council for Planning & Development in Kuwait, UN, Kuwait University (KU), and Women’s Research & Studies Center at KU.
Dr Ramachandran signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles statement of support during a ceremony organised by the General Secretariat of Supreme Council for Planning & Development in Kuwait, UN, Kuwait University (KU), and Women’s Research & Studies Center at KU.

Under the patronage of Hend Al-Subaih, the minister of social affairs and labour and minister of state for economic affairs, this global initiative is part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Kuwait 2035 Vision.

Dr Ramesh Ramachandran, president and CEO, EQUATE, said: “The contribution of women in EQUATE’s success, at all levels, is an absolute fact. EQUATE continues being a strong supporter of the equal rights of women and men, which is evident through developing our policies and practices. We are honoured to be part of this global initiative to always strive for overall equality.

Dr Abeer Al-Omar, senior executive for corporate communications and government affairs, EQUATE, who also heads the recently established EQUATE Women Empowerment Programme, said: “As we continuously aspire to strengthen gender equality and women empowerment throughout EQUATE, the WEPs are in alignment with our objectives.”

“While EQUATE already has an equality-based human resources system for all employees, regardless of their gender, race and age, we are still aspiring for more equality, which is part of our standing and presence around the world in the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Asia.”

The event was attended by several officials from government bodies and private sector organisations, which expressed their support for the WEPs.

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