Blog posts tagged to "Gender"

  • Engagement between governments and CSOs: Are we getting results?

    Published on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

    States are increasingly recognizing that constructive engagement and collaboration with civil society organizations (CSOs) is an important ingredient to achieving better governance.

  • Pushing the Boundaries for Women

    Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

    Fifteen years ago I was working for a nongovernment organization (NGO) in Bangladesh documenting stories of training and economic empowerment of communities. A common recurring theme in virtually all the communities was the gender stereotyping in skills training programs.

  • Indonesia’s nutritional ‘double burden’ weighs on economy

    Published on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

    Indonesia has made impressive gains in poverty reduction in recent years, but some unfavorable childhood nutrition figures bode ill for the economy and the country’s achievement of a key Millennium Development Goal (MDG).

  • Women’s participation: Why quality counts more than numbers

    Published on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

    Nana lives in a remote village. She is married with three children. Both she and her husband are farmers. Nana went to school up to grade 3. Every now and then, the households in her community are asked to attend a meeting. One day, the village leader requested her to attend a meeting the next day.

  • Let’s talk incentives: Toilets, girls, and violence

    Published on Monday, 14 July 2014

    Access to household toilets is often seen as just a water and sanitation issue or a public health concern. But the recent murders of two young Indian girls have highlighted another aspect – women’s safety and security.

  • I see dead people

    Published on Thursday, 26 June 2014

    I see dead people. No, I don’t mean ghosts like the ones a young Haley Joel Osment could see in the 1999 hit film The Sixth Sense. I mean actual dead bodies. I see them all the time, victims of the seemingly lawless and definitely dangerous free-for-all that is driving on Cambodia’s national roads.

  • Discrimination driving gender wage gap in Indonesia

    Published on Friday, 20 June 2014

    The conventional view of wage gaps between men and women is that they have been steadily narrowing over recent decades and this trend will inevitably continue as women achieve higher education levels and enter areas of the workforce which have been dominated by males in the past. Unfortunately recent evidence from Indonesia suggests that pay parity between the sexes remains some way off.  

  • Why are more women dying in childbirth in Indonesia?

    Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

    As the world marks International Day of Action for Women's Health, maternal deaths are an uncomfortable reminder that much work still needs to be done. Indonesia is a case in point. While it is one of the fast growing economic powerhouses in Asia it is also experiencing a worrying rise in maternal deaths.

  • The stupid curve: Asia’s missing women leaders

    Published on Monday, 26 May 2014

    Why are there so few women in senior management when Asia has had more female state leaders than even Europe? And why does this continue when there is clear evidence that more women in leadership is good for the bottom line?

  • Making the Top 100: Where are the women water leaders in Asia and the Pacific?

    Published on Thursday, 13 March 2014

    Increasing women’s leadership in the water sector may appear straightforward given affirmative measures such as project gender action plans and gender targets designed to boost female involvement. However, in practice, very few women have emerged as leaders in the sector as a direct outcome of these measures.

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