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Published on Wednesday, 25 November 2015
The economic cost is, of course far, far from the only reason to deal with violence against women. But address it we must.
Published on Friday, 20 November 2015
UN Women launches next week a global campaign to mobilize people to take a stand on violence against women, and here are 10 ways to join the 16 Days of Activism.
Published on Monday, 23 November 2015
ADB is piloting in Bhutan a web-based gender monitoring system to track the progress of gender mainstreaming efforts in national government agencies, the first of its kind in the region.
Published on Friday, 06 November 2015
Including women in agriculture as equal players can have a significant impact on crop production and can contribute to food security of Asia and the Pacific. We can produce more with less by giving women equal access to resources, education, and markets.
Published on Thursday, 29 October 2015
The ADB-supported Skills Development Project in Nepal is conducting training courses for masons to learn how to build houses to make them more resilient to future natural hazards like the 2015 earthquake.
Published on Friday, 16 October 2015
Women’s participation in an ADB urban development project in India transformed their role, increased understanding of gender issues in water and sanitation, and strengthened institutional capacity in ensuring that men and women could benefit equally from water and sanitation investments.
Published on Friday, 11 September 2015
Improving the lives of women and girls was part of the MDGs when they were adopted in 2000. Since then, much progress has been made—particularly on education—but that progress has been uneven and insufficient in many countries.
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015
To tackle gender biases and imbalances, Nepal is working on a new constitution which aims to give more political opportunities for women, and recognize the important role of women in the transition from fragile state to developing economy.
Published on Friday, 07 August 2015
Since women often spend the money they earn on services with wider societal benefits, what are the costs of direct or indirect exclusion? How can women become more actively engaged in climate planning, as well as receive and share the benefits of this engagement?
Published on Friday, 31 July 2015
In Nepal, women and girls are the primary collectors, transporters and managers of the household water supply. Water sources in many areas are located far from their houses, and although the situation has improved over the last decade, women in remote rural areas must walk for 4-5 hours just to fetch water.
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