Blog posts tagged to "Gender"

  • A trainee at the ADB-supported Women's Development Center project in Cambodia.

    Different genders, different decisions: Why Asian women aren’t in work

    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.

  • A seamstress at a small garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Why the gender gap hurts Asia’s long-term growth potential

    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.

  • 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?