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.
A landmark international agreement designed to eliminate violence and harassment in the workplace has been passed. Now comes the hard part.
Underserved businesses run by women in Armenia need help to create a reliable client base and convince skeptical banks that their enterprises are a good investment.
Collecting sex-disaggregated data on asset ownership is an important step in achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Asia and the Pacific.
Seventy percent of the aquaculture workforce worldwide is female, with women playing key roles in fishing, processing, and marketing. Yet they do not reap the full benefits of their efforts.
Asia and the Pacific must continue undertaking a transformative shift in favor of equality so women can play a greater role in providing solutions and leadership for the region.