ADB's Focus on Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy talks about tackling gender-based violence.
Affirmative action, vouchers, social marketing, and homestay visits are helping break through gender barriers to “blue collar” work in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
ADB and the International Labor Organisation look beneath the surface of the PRC's impressive economic growth to highlight how women are really faring in the transition, and what can be done to promote their participation.
ADB has issued its first “gender bond” to finance a pool of eligible projects that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Asia and the Pacific. The NZ$130 million bond was purchased in its entirety by Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited of Japan.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are essential for meeting Asia’s aspirations of inclusive and sustainable development. Gender equality needs to be pursued in its own right for a just and equal society, and for better development outcomes - inclusive growth, faster poverty reduction and Sustainable Development Goals.
Could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women's equality
Of working age women in developing Asia participates in the labor force in contrast to 80% of men