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The CAREC Women’s Empowerment Online Platform (WEOP) is a comprehensive and user-friendly digital space that aims to empower women across the region by providing capacity development resources, opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration with stakeholders.

The platform is one of the initiatives under the Gender Strategy of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program, a partnership of countries and development partners working together to promote development through cooperation, leading to economic growth. The CAREC member countries are Azerbaijan, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.


The Women’s Finance Exchange (gWFX) is our knowledge partner. It is an initiative to expand women-owned businesses’ access to finance, including green finance, while leveraging technology and data by providing financial institutions with funding and capacity building to better serve their women customers. Its website ( provides a platform for sharing knowledge, resources and best practices related to green and inclusive finance and exploring opportunities for financial institutions to support women-owned businesses. Additionally, the platform’s Member Forum allows financial institution members to access specialized content and tools.

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As a mentor

  • A mentor will offer advice and support to mentees based on their expertise and experience.
  • A mentor will guide mentees in achieving their professional goals and share knowledge and insights on women’s empowerment, leadership, and career development.
  • A mentor will provide advice on overcoming challenges and navigating the complexities of her chosen field, connect mentees with relevant networks within the women empowerment community, and provide mentees with opportunities to network professionally.
  • A mentor will identify skills they need to develop, provide constructive feedback on mentees’ work, assist mentees with career planning and development, and provide insights into career pathways, opportunities, and strategies for advancement.
  • A mentor will provide support for mentees in the professional and societal context and motivate mentees to advocate for themselves and others.

As a member

  • Through this platform, members will share information, resources, and updates about women’s empowerment initiatives, projects and events, build connections, and collaborate with each other for mutual benefit, participate actively in discussions about relevant topics, share experiences, provide insights, and contribute to the exchange of ideas and best practices.
  • Members (and mentors) will have access to educational materials, toolkit, research, and other resources that support women’s empowerment, and participate in or initiate collaborative projects aimed at advancing the goals of women’s empowerment using the platform.
  • To enhance skills and knowledge related to women’s empowerment, members will participate in the WEOP mentorship program, training sessions, webinars, and workshops organized through the platform.

CAREC Women’s Empowerment Online Platform
Community Guidelines

Welcome to the CAREC Women’s Empowerment Online Platform, where women in CAREC member countries can safely connect with each other and be part of a community that helps each other succeed. To ensure a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable environment for all members and mentors, we’ve established the following guidelines:

  • Be real: We require you to use your true identity on the Platform and provide accurate information about yourself. Do not create a fake profile or provide false information about yourself to mislead other members on this Platform. Do not use an image of someone else for your profile photo.
  • Be respectful: Treat all members with respect. Be courteous in your interactions, and refrain from engaging in personal attacks, harassment, or any form of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or any other personal trait.
  • Don’t scam or defraud others: This Platform allows users to share or post job opportunities. Do not deceive or defraud other members of the community and instead provide truthful information about the job.
  • Respect privacy: Respect the privacy of fellow members. Avoid sharing personal information about others outside this Platform without their consent.
  • Respect intellectual property: Respect copyright and intellectual property rights. When uploading publications on this Platform, ensure that you have the intellectual right to share or publish the material in this community. Do not post copyrighted material without the owner’s permission. When posting blogs, be sure that the blog is your own and is not written by others or not generated by Chat GPT or similar AI tools.
  • Be factual: Make sure that the facts shared on your publications and blogs are factual and does not contain false information.
  • Maintain a safe environment: Help maintain a safe environment by reporting any inappropriate behavior or content to the organizers promptly.
  • Consequences for violations: Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in warnings, temporary suspension, or permanent expulsion from the community. Moderators of the Platform reserve the right to enforce these consequences as they deem necessary.