The only professional women many girls in rural Nepal see are health workers and teachers. It surprises many to meet women engineers such as Nisha Tripathee.
Investments are needed in basic infrastructure – rural roads, water supply and sanitation, electrification, safe affordable public transport systems, better lighting of streets and settlements. Making infrastructure work better for women is a critical step in the empowerment of women.
Asia must confront the grim reality that 3 of the world’s top 5 most dangerous countries for women are in this region.