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.
Women working from home make a significant contribution to Pakistan’s economy, but their work is undervalued and home-based workers are denied any form of legal protection.
Encouraging more females to study and work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will mitigate the gender bias in these fields.
Since dual career couples support each other, this involves professional compromises. However, such couples’ understanding of ‘success’ is multidimensional and goes beyond the high income and high status of one individual.
The research is clear – Asia wins when we increase women’s representation in decision-making roles.
The importance of women benefiting from climate change mitigation efforts in Southeast Asia becomes clearer by the day.