Bangladesh not only kept girls in school but improved their lives on multiple levels with a simple, low-cost stipend program. It offers valuable insights for school systems around the world struggling with the pandemic.
On many levels, women in Viet Nam fare better than women living in countries at a similar level of economic development. Still, women-owned businesses face disproportionate barriers.
As India works to recover from the pandemic, women should be at the heart of its strategy to ensure actions improve Indian women’s lives and foster widespread societal benefits.
Gender equality needs to be at the forefront to make environmental policies more effective and to speed the full recovery from COVID-19.
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.