Empowering Women in Asia - ADB Gender Month 2013

Empowering Women Promotes Development
Throughout Asia and the Pacific, women play a crucial role in improving the quality of life of their families, communities, and countries. This collection of reports, articles, and multimedia features showcases how ADB's work in the region has opened more opportunities for women and promoted their active participation in the life of their communities and nations. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui/ADB.

Water Brings New Life to Women in Rural Uzbekistan

Bringing potable water and better sanitation to rural communities in Uzbekistan improves people's lives and empowers women to take charge of their lives.

Education Provides a Brighter Future for Poor Girls in Nepal

Many poor girls and their families in remote areas of Nepal are on their way to realizing a better future through a secondary education support project.

Women Speak from Asia's Frontlines

Three women share how they experienced personal empowerment through their participation in ADB gender projects as beneficiaries and contributors.

Country Gender Assessment: Lao PDR

The Lao People's Democratic Republic has made impressive gains in promoting gender equality even as it faces the challenges of economic and social integration.

Improving Maternal and Child Health in the Kyrgyz Republic

A community-based early childhood development project has helped improve women's and children's health in rural communities of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Prosperity through Empowerment: Focus on Women in South Asia

Empowering women in South Asia can help address the twin issues of gender and urban poverty.

Women's Economic Empowerment

These images showcase women in action and tell the story of women's economic empowerment within the region through building their livelihood and in reducing their economic insecurity.

Safer Roads, Empowered Women

Women play a more meaningful role in society by maintaining rural roads near their villages in Yunnan province, People's Republic of China.

International Women's Day 2013: Women of Asia and the Pacific

Across diverse regions in Asia and the Pacific, women play vital roles in the family, community, and human development.