Bust the Gender Myths to Set Girls on Course for Future

By Gender Team on Mon, 31 March 2014

How many of your childhood friends do you remember who climbed trees, drew imaginative pictures showing how things worked, built cities of Lego, rode bikes, constructed forts from blankets and furniture and invented elaborate games involving hiding, seeking, capturing … and getting really filthy?

Safe migration for women to reduce human trafficking risks

By Gender Team on Mon, 03 March 2014

Written by Sonomi Tanaka
Radhika Coomaraswamy, a human rights lawyer and former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, once said: “Traffickers fish in the stream of migration." What does this mean? It means that trafficking is more likely to occur within a series of migration, when men and women are on the move in search of new opportunities, better incomes and better lives in unfamiliar and strange surroundings. 

Saying NO to harassment

By Gender Team on Thu, 13 February 2014

Women are the majority users of public transport. This may be because they are less likely to drive a car than men, or less likely to have priority use of a family vehicle. They are also more likely than men to be poor, making the ownership, re-fuelling and maintenance of a motor vehicle less of an option, especially for women in many developing countries. We can add this to the pervasive gender stereotypes in some countries dictating whether it is culturally appropriate for women to drive a car, take a bus, or even travel at all, especially on their own.

Women don't jump...

By Gender Team on Wed, 04 September 2013

Monitoring outputs and results of development projects involve communities much more in the age of hotlines, text messaging, the internet and social media. 

Gender equality means food security for Asia and the Pacific

By Gender Team on Mon, 12 August 2013

Does gender equality REALLY have the potential to cut hunger and increase food security in Asia and the Pacific? These were among the powerful questions asked in a study commissioned by ADB ―in conjunction with United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)― which was released recently. 


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