Blog posts tagged to "Gender"

  • Rahul Roy

    Gender equality: Why development needs to address masculinities

    Published on Friday, 10 April 2015

    Indian filmmaker Rahul Roy recently visited ADB to screen his 2013 film “Till We Meet Again” and discuss how development programs can incorporate masculinities to truly achieve impact on gender equality.

  • Astrid S. Tuminez

    Women's leadership: How to close the gender gap in Asia

    Published on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

    Asia’s booming economic growth has helped reduce the gender gap in many countries. However, there is still much room for improvement. We sat down to discuss women’s leadership with Microsoft's Astrid S. Tuminez.

  • A female taxi driver in Nepal.

    Twenty years after Beijing: We must invest still more in Asia’s women and girls

    Published on Monday, 30 March 2015

    There has certainly been progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted in 1995 – but we still have a long way to go.

  • Laborers at the Chittagong Port in Bangladesh.

    Why men and masculinities matter for gender equality

    Published on Friday, 13 March 2015

    Working with boys and men for gender equality is nothing new, but seems to have expanded exponentially as both an academic theme and programming approach over the last decade.

  • Elementary students perform a traditional dance in Turkmenistan.

    Let's end the pink-blue stereotypes so girls and boys have the world at their fingertips

    Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015

    The socialization process by which children learn gender roles and stereotypes starts from a very young age, when children become really aware of their gender identity.

  • Why AIDS funding stands at a crossroads in Asia and Pacific

    Published on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

    The Asia Pacific region has scored many successes in its march to reverse the HIV and AIDS epidemic in a number of countries, starting with Thailand, Cambodia, and India. But the region still faces serious challenges with other countries like Pakistan, Philippines, and Indonesia reporting rising epidemic levels. Initial successes in scaling up treatment and prevention programs have left some political leaders and policymakers complacent.

  • The meek shall not inherit the earth - gender equality and access to land

    Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

    Land is power – immutable and unyielding. It provides succor and sustenance. Unfortunately, there is an overwhelming gender gap in land ownership, reinforcing the gender discrimination women face in other spheres.

  • Why Asia and Pacific needs youth policies

    Published on Monday, 12 January 2015

    Based on Plan International’s 2012 World Atlas of Youth Policies, fewer than half of the countries in Asia and the Pacific have youth-specific policies. Other countries have integrated youth in their constitutions or sector-specific policies, such as on education, health, and drug prevention. Do we really need to prioritize and direct limited resources to a certain demographic defined only by age?

  • Where are the women leaders in public administration?

    Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014

    While the corporate sector has been subject to scrutiny on the dearth of women at senior and board levels, there is still silence, or at best only whispers, about women in the top echelons of the public sector.

  • Getting ready for the Post-2015 SDGs: Join the e-dialogue

    Published on Monday, 20 October 2014

    The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are expected to bring a stronger focus on longer-term durability of development gains as opposed to the current approach which sees decision-making targeted at the shorter term. At present, businesses main focus is annual balance sheets; for development organizations it is annual results reporting; and for democracies there's cyclical elections.