Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
Fuarosa Heather, a mother of two from Eva Village, Samoa, learned about the connection between good sanitation and her family’s good health by participating in the Community Sanitation Project.
Women are still far less likely to seize economic opportunities and start businesses throughout Asia and the Pacific. Three women tell us what needs to change in their country to boost the number of female entrepreneurs.
The regional consultation on 15-17 November at Bangkok aims to garner feedback on the key findings of the baseline publication and to support its use as a policy tool achieving gender equality, empowerment of women and promotion of women’s rights.
This gender situation analysis report provides an analysis of the progress and challenges in Myanmar toward realizing gender equality and women's rights.
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.
Of working age women in developing Asia participates in the labor force in contrast to 80% of men
Could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women's equality