Blog posts on "Gender"

Engineer Nisha Tripathee of Nepal

Meet Nisha Tripathee: A female engineer in Nepal

The only professional women many girls in rural Nepal see are health workers and teachers. Therefore it nearly always sparks conversations when members of our project field teams are women engineers and scientists. You can just see the expanded future possibilities ticking away behind girls’ eyes.

Shanny Campbell

Photo Credit: Gerhard Jörén for ADB 2011

The time is now: Act to stop violence against women

The region is reeling from the gruesome and brutal rape of a young woman student in Delhi. The horror of the incident and subsequent death of the victim has awakened the global community and generated momentum to fight violence against women. The One Billion Women Rising Campaign is mobilizing men and women to rise up and demand an end to violence on V-Day – 14th February.

Shireen Lateef