Even when women do have access to a toilet, it is rarely equitable, as most public toilets fail to account for women’s needs.
Seventy percent of the aquaculture workforce worldwide is female, with women playing key roles in fishing, processing, and marketing. Yet they do not reap the full benefits of their efforts.
Girls and women today have far more opportunities and role models than their mothers and grandmothers, but there is much more to be done.
The recent IPCC reports have pointed out the climate emergency the world is facing. Through women’s leadership in climate action, we can better address the crisis.
Women need to be engaged in designing, implementing, and monitoring climate-smart agriculture. With a food crisis and climate change affecting millions of people in Asia and the Pacific, equipping female farmers with technology, support, and resources, is a win for women and food security overall.
Boosting female participation in digital and financial technologies through science, technology, engineering, and math education will help overcome gender biases in the workforce and business environment of Asia and the Pacific.
Extreme heat has a unique impact on women's lives in Asia and the Pacific. Effective, gender-responsive strategies are needed to build resilience and ensure women’s health and economic security.