Blog posts tagged to "gender inequality"

  • When women reach their full potential, whole countries do too.

    Beyond #MeToo: How to smash glass ceilings and empower women leaders

    Published on Friday, 20 April 2018

    Barriers to women leadership must be tackled head-on, and there are proven ways of breaking through.

  • Producer and presenter at a radio station in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

    The road less taken: Gender inequality in Afghanistan, Pakistan

    Published on Friday, 17 June 2016

    We have to help make it better to be a woman in Pakistan and Afghanistan, regardless of what our fathers think.

  • The new constitution aims to recognize the role of women in Nepal's transition from fragile state to developing economy.

    Gender-inclusive constitution key to Nepal’s transition from fragility to development

    Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

    To tackle gender biases and imbalances, Nepal is working on a new constitution which aims to give more political opportunities for women, and recognize the important role of women in the transition from fragile state to developing economy.  

  • 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.

  • Where are the girls?

    Published on Monday, 06 May 2013

    Perhaps the saddest indication of discrimination against women and girls are the millions of baby girls who are simply not born every year due to pre natal sex selection. On the average, for every 100 baby girls born in the world, we should expect between 104 and 107 baby boys to be born. This is called Sex Ratio at Birth or SRB.