ITP Media Group Signs and Supports UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021

[Press release]

Ali Akawi, CEO of ITP Media Group and Susanne Mikhail, Regional Director of UN Women in the Arab States. Photo: Courtesy of ITP Media Group.

Dubai - ITP Media Group (ITP), one of the largest media companies in the Middle East with a portfolio of more than 80 media brands and a team of over 300 staff, is pleased to announce that it has signed the CEO Statement for Women’s Empowerment Principles.

By signing the Women’s Empowerment Principles, ITP commits to continue advancing gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community through implementing the seven Principles below:

  1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality.
  2. Treat all women and men fairly at work - respect and support human rights and non-discrimination.
  3. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers.
  4. Promote education, training and professional development.
  5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.
  6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.
  7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.

ITP works to empower women via implementation of gender-responsive corporate practices, such as learning and development schemes, equitable hiring and equal succession opportunities.

By becoming a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, ITP continues to commit to and sustain diversity and inclusion in the work environment. The unique value each member brings to our company shapes us to be an innovative, resilient and better employer.

ITP Media Group already works closely with UN Women after signing up to the UN Women’s Media Compact earlier this year.  With a mutual focus on women’s empowerment and gender equality issues it was a natural step to better champion women via continued production of high-quality editorial coverage on this topic both directly and indirectly.

About UN Women:

UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

About ITP Media Group:

ITP Media Group (ITP) is one of the largest media companies in the Middle East, with a portfolio of more than 80 brands. The company delivers quality up to date content to its readers, viewers, delegates and guests through digital, print, events, awards, video content, social media platforms and social media influencers.  These brands include major international and regional names such as Arabian Business, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, GQ Middle East, Cosmopolitan Middle East, Esquire Middle East and Grazia Middle East.

About the Women’s Empowerment Principles:

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles offering 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.

Media contacts:

Vanessa Peris
vanessa.peris@itp.com

Diego De La Rosa
diego.delarosa@unwomen.org

Nourhan El-Nagdy
nourhan.elnagdy@unwomen.org