The pandemic is putting pressure on small enterprises, which are disproportionately owned or controlled by men. The right policies could help close the gender gap.
By meeting women’s practical and strategic needs, including greater access to water and more influence in decision-making, society overall is improved and made more equitable.
The pandemic’s long-term effects on how we work and live could accelerate the progress made in recent years on gender equality.
Development institutions are beginning to address the issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons.
A gender-sensitive response is crucial to this global health emergency.
Girls and women today have far more opportunities and role models than their mothers and grandmothers, but there is much more to be done.
In Sri Lanka, efforts need to be made to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for girls to support their employment potential.
Infrastructure has a critical role in narrowing gender gaps and accelerating the advancement of women and girls. If women are given a say in infrastructure design and investment, projects can become more effective enablers of their growth.