Blog posts tagged to "Gender"

  • 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.

  • Ending the violence: Grassroots efforts to protect women and girls in Papua New Guinea

    Published on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

    No human being should be treated as an object by another human being. To enjoy dignity and respect is fundamental to every person’s well-being. Yet this basic right is not being upheld for many women in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

  • The power of energy to transform gender relations

    Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

    Can energy projects transform gender relations and deliver gender equality? What are the possible pathways?  These are questions that gender and energy practitioners regularly consider. 

  • Women, vocational education and technical jobs

    Published on Friday, 27 September 2013

    For those of us working in the education sector, gender equality is a critical development outcome we want to see.  Several years of advocacy has seen gender parity being achieved in elementary and even secondary school enrollments. 

  • Women don't jump...

    Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2013

    Monitoring outputs and results of development projects involve communities much more in the age of hotlines, text messaging, the internet and social media. 

  • Cambodia’s rural women beating poverty with partnerships

    Published on Monday, 05 August 2013

    Tep Roeung’s husband abandoned her and their 3 young children in 1999.  She was just 21 years old.  Uneducated and with few skills, Roeung farmed a small rice field in rural Siem Reap province to support her family.  

  • Mother and child from Cambodia. Photo by the author.

    Menstrual Hygiene Management: A taboo that must be broken!

    Published on Thursday, 06 June 2013

    Unforgettable—that’s how I would describe the moment I raised the issue of menstrual hygiene management with project teams and government officials in Southeast Asia. Shocked and stunned—they looked down at their shoes closely inspecting remnants of their breakfast from earlier in the day.

  • Conditional Cash Transfers – are they helping promote gender equity?

    Published on Monday, 20 May 2013

    For a non-gender specialist writing on gender equity, I don’t dare pretend to know everything about gender dimensions of CCTs, but I’d like to throw questions, and may perhaps strengthen the gender equity impact of CCTs.