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Mother and child from Cambodia. Photo by the author.

Menstrual Hygiene Management: A Taboo That Must Be Broken!

Unforgettable—that’s how I would describe the moment I raised the issue of menstrual hygiene management with project teams and government officials in Southeast Asia. Shocked and stunned—they looked down at their shoes closely inspecting remnants of their breakfast from earlier in the day.

Anupma Jain

Women Don't Jump...

Monitoring outputs and results of development projects involve communities much more in the age of hotlines, text messaging, the internet and social media. 

Yesim Elhan-Kayalar

Why are More Women Dying in Childbirth in Indonesia?

As the world marks International Day of Action for Women's Health, maternal deaths are an uncomfortable reminder that much work still needs to be done. Indonesia is a case in point. While it is one of the fast growing economic powerhouses in Asia it is also experiencing a worrying rise in maternal deaths.

Susann Roth

Discrimination Driving Gender Wage Gap in Indonesia

The conventional view of wage gaps between men and women is that they have been steadily narrowing over recent decades and this trend will inevitably continue as women achieve higher education levels and enter areas of the workforce which have been dominated by males in the past. Unfortunately recent evidence from Indonesia suggests that pay parity between the sexes remains some way off.
 

Kiyoshi Taniguchi