Better menstrual hygiene management is an imperative to empower women and girls in this region.
Professionals who don’t work on gender can still do a lot to promote gender equality.
Discrimination against homosexuals and transsexuals hinders economic and social development.
An ADB-financed project is helping female entrepreneurs open sewing workshops, bakeries and cattle ranches, and other business ventures.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we call for policies to help women build and retain control over assets to increase their security.
Even when women do have access to a toilet, it is rarely equitable, as most public toilets fail to account for women’s needs.
The ADB-supported Asia Women Leaders Program works to build women “pipeline” leaders in public administration in the region.
Harassment affects women and men alike, but as we are wired differently, concerns over personal security affect women more than men.
The Safetipin app maps safe public areas for urban women so they can make safer decisions, and provides city stakeholders data to improve safety in public spaces and transport.
Small farmers, even women and those belonging to the Dalit caste and ethnic minorities, are beginning to participate in the management of water users’ associations in parts of Nepal.