Women in the Workplace: Breaking through Asia's Glass Ceiling

Economic growth has not translated into more and better work opportunities for women in Asia and the Pacific. Studies made in Cambodia, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines show that a good combination of legislative, economic, and social reforms can bring down the gender barriers that limit women’s productive employment and access to decent work in the region.

More Decent Work for Women Key to Asia's Economic, Social Progress

Giving women in Asia more opportunities to secure decent, productive work will have major social and economic spinoffs for the region and is essential for inclusive growth.

Asia Still Lacks Decent Jobs for Women

Although some gender gaps have been reduced, women still struggle for equality in the workplace.

Good Global Economic and Social Practices to Promote Gender Equality in the Labor Market

Best practices in the promotion of women’s productive and decent work though macroeconomic policies and social safety nets

Good Global Legal Practices to Promote Gender Equality in the Labor Market

Examples of labor legislation that promotes and ensures decent work for women

Cambodia Women Road Builders

Women get their fair share of work building up to 1,500 km of rural roads across Cambodia.

Gender Equality and the Labor Market: Cambodia, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines

Analysis of labor markets, policies, and legislation in Cambodia, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines

Gender Equality in the Labor Market in Cambodia

A review of labor laws and policies promoting gender equality in Cambodia and recommended measures to improve work opportunities for women in the country

Gender Equality in the Labor Market in the Philippines

A review of labor laws and policies promoting gender equality in the Philippines and recommended measures to improve work opportunities for women in the country