The economic cost is, of course far, far from the only reason to deal with violence against women. But address it we must.
ADB is piloting in Bhutan a web-based gender monitoring system to track the progress of gender mainstreaming efforts in national government agencies, the first of its kind in the region.
UN Women launches next week a global campaign to mobilize people to take a stand on violence against women, and here are 10 ways to join the 16 Days of Activism.
Including women in agriculture as equal players can have a significant impact on crop production and can contribute to food security of Asia and the Pacific. We can produce more with less by giving women equal access to resources, education, and markets.
The ADB-supported Skills Development Project in Nepal is conducting training courses for masons to learn how to build houses to make them more resilient to future natural hazards like the 2015 earthquake.
Women’s participation in an ADB urban development project in India transformed their role, increased understanding of gender issues in water and sanitation, and strengthened institutional capacity in ensuring that men and women could benefit equally from water and sanitation investments.
Improving the lives of women and girls was part of the MDGs when they were adopted in 2000. Since then, much progress has been made—particularly on education—but that progress has been uneven and insufficient in many countries.
To tackle gender biases and imbalances, Nepal is working on a new constitution which aims to give more political opportunities for women, and recognize the important role of women in the transition from fragile state to developing economy.
Since women often spend the money they earn on services with wider societal benefits, what are the costs of direct or indirect exclusion? How can women become more actively engaged in climate planning, as well as receive and share the benefits of this engagement?
We helped women in Nepal stop being seen as mere water fetchers, and empowered them to become true leaders within their communities.