Blog posts tagged to "Gender"

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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