Uzma Hoque

Principal Social Sector Specialist, ADB Human and Social Development Sector Office, Sectors Office

Uzma leads overall coordination, management and operational support to different sector divisions to integrate gender considerations in the department's overall programs and projects. Prior to joining ADB, Ms. Hoque spent 15 years working on women’ rights and economic empowerment, child protection in emergencies, health and HIV/AIDS, and development communication with various UN organizations in Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands.

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Pushing the Boundaries for Women

Fifteen years ago I was working for a nongovernment organization (NGO) in Bangladesh documenting stories of training and economic empowerment of communities. A common recurring theme in virtually all the communities was the gender stereotyping in skills training programs.

Uzma Hoque