Blog posts tagged to "Gender"
Published on Friday, 06 November 2015
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.
Published on Thursday, 29 October 2015
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.
Published on Friday, 16 October 2015
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.
Published on Friday, 11 September 2015
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.
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015
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.
Published on Friday, 07 August 2015
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?
Published on Friday, 31 July 2015
We helped women in Nepal stop being seen as mere water fetchers, and empowered them to become true leaders within their communities.
Published on Monday, 20 July 2015
Increased access to health care has dramatically improved maternal health in cities across Bangladesh. The progress, however, cannot yet lead to contentment.
Published on Monday, 11 May 2015
A new ADB report shows that how women decide to spend time differs to men, and that helps to understand why many women don’t join the formal workforce – and why, if they do, they are still likely to earn less than men and less likely to gain promotion.
Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Women in Asia are on average 70% less likely than men to be employed, a gender gap that persists despite booming economic growth, decreasing fertility rates and increasing access to education in the region, according to a new ADB report.