How Economic Empowerment Reduces Violence Against Pacific Women
A safe work environment and women’s economic autonomy are drivers of growth and good development. They also protect girls and women from violence.
Women Must Be at The Forefront of The Transition to A Low-Carbon Economy
The transition to a low-carbon economy needs to be consciously designed to be socially equitable and inclusive–a just transition. Moreover, the transition cannot be gender-neutral but must be gender-just.
Excluding LGBTI People Hurts National Development. Here Are 3 Reasons Why.
Development efforts should provide all individuals, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community, with the opportunity to live with the identities they choose.
For the Pacific to Prosper, More Women Need to Benefit from Technology
This International Women’s Day theme of DigitALL explores the impact of the digital gender gap on widening inequalities and promotes the inclusion of women and other marginalized groups into technology. This is particularly important in the Pacific.
How Supporting Women Farmers Can Ease Asia’s Food Security Crisis
Women need to be engaged in designing, implementing, and monitoring climate-smart agriculture. With a food crisis and climate change affecting millions of people in Asia and the Pacific, equipping female farmers with technology, support, and resources, is a win for women and food security overall.
Empowering Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Kazakhstan
Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Kazakhstan need increased financing coupled with targeted, innovative solutions to continue driving the economy and creating jobs.
How Providing Sustainable Finance to More Women Helps Fight Climate Change
Women´s contributions to climate action are severely limited by systems that downplay women´s roles, capacity, and potential. Greater access to sustainable and gender-equitable green finance will help women be frontrunners in global efforts to address climate change.
In Asia, We Need to Calculate Credit Scores Differently to Help Women Get Loans
A great credit score is crucial to secure loans. But traditional credit scoring models put many women at a disadvantage. It’s time for a new model.
Addressing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment in International Development Projects
Large infrastructure projects financed by development organizations can increase the risks of sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment for women and girls in project communities. Policies need to be in place to protect these vulnerable communities.
Addressing The Climate Crisis by Investing in Gender Equality and Women's Leadership
The recent IPCC reports have pointed out the climate emergency the world is facing. Through women’s leadership in climate action, we can better address the crisis.